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ComScore reports that Apple ended 2013 with a 41.8% US smartphone share, while Samsung hit 26.1% with Android losing nominal share to Apple.

According to ComScore, at the end of 2013, 156 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (65.2 percent mobile market penetration), up 3.2 percent since September. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.8 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 1.2 percentage points from September). Samsung ranked second with 26.1 percent market share (up 1.2 percentage points), followed by Motorola with 6.7 percent, LG with 6.6 percent and HTC with 5.7 percent.

But the total number of US Smartphone Subscribers using Android phones outnumber iPhone users. Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in December with 51.5 percent market share, followed by Apple with 41.8 percent (up 1.2 percentage points), BlackBerry with 3.4 percent, Microsoft with 3.1 percent and Symbian with 0.2 percent.

Google’s Android Jelly Bean OS for mobile devices collective reach at about 60.5 percent, reports C/Net. Breaking down those beans, 4.1.x held the highest share with 35.5 percent, followed by 4.2.x with 16.3 percent and Android 4.3 with 8.9 percent.

The newest Android flavor, KitKat, had only a 1.8 percent share.

Among other Android versions, Gingerbread (2.3) retained second place with a 20 percent cut of the action, while Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) covered 16.1 percent of all Android devices.

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