Those of us on holiday in China this week may have missed the launch of the latest Nexus devices from Google on Thursday, and the subsequent Weibo trends that ensued.

Among the new Nexus range was a first-time entrant Huawei. Google’s newest flagship phablet, the Huawei Nexus 6P, is the first collaboration project between Huawei and Google within the Nexus range.

The matchup with Google is a win for Huawei who are looking to shake of their rocky start in the U.S. market and expand their smart device brand. However the marketing director for ZTE, a fellow Chinese telecoms company looking to do exactly the same thing, was less positive about the Google-Huawei device. 

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com