Huawei has been the smartphone maker I've been most impressed by the last 18 months. If only the software wasn't a huge letdown.
To be clear, I'm not here to rip EMUI apart. Again. Because collectively we've done enough of that. In 2014 it was annoying, but given the massive improvements made elsewhere, it was possible to let some things slide.
But that strong 2014 left us expecting a lot from Chinese manufacturer Huawei in 2015. As it turns out, it was more of the same. Great hardware, lackluster software. That is, until the Nexus 6P collaboration with Google. With EMUI replaced by Google fresh Marshmallow, suddenly we had what we all agree round here is the best Android phone you can buy. And it's got a Huawei badge on the back.