AdMob’s latest metrics on mobile sales imply that Android equipped phones may have surpassed iPhones in China. In April 2010, there were 882,384 Android phones, compared to 725,358 iPhones in China.

Total sales show that 10.6 million iPhones have been sold in the U.S. to 8.6 million Android devices. In other parts of the world, the iPhone is handily outpacing Android phones, with 27.4 million iPhones sold worldwide compared to 11.5 million Android phones.

A lot has been written about the iPhone’s poor performance in China.The iPhone has to compete with knockoff iPhones in China, and Apple has any number of other problems in the country that it doesn’t face elsewhere. And, of course, Android can be loaded onto far cheaper phones which would be affordable to more Chinese consumers, writes Nick Saint. But whatever it is that is hurting the iPhone in China, it has made the country a major outlier in the Android/iPhone race.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle