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Nexus 6 is more affordable then ever. Photo: Google

Nexus 6 now starts at just $349.99. Photo: Google

With new Nexus smartphones right around the corner, now is a great time to find big discounts on last year’s Nexus 6. Motorola has just slashed $300 off the device for U.S. customers, reducing the price of the 32GB model to just $349.99.

LG's new Nexus 5 will go on sale this month. Photo: Marques Brownlee

LG’s new Nexus 5 will go on sale this month. Photo: Marques Brownlee

Google is expected to announced its new Nexus devices on September 29, and according to a source familiar with its plans, both the LG-made “Nexus 5X” and a second handset from Huawei will go on sale the same day, with prices starting at $399.

Google Street View goes solo. Photo: Google

Google Street View goes solo. Photo: Google

Google Street View is no longer hidden away inside Google Maps; it now has its very own app on Android and iOS, which offers immersive 360-degree imagery, and allows you to contribute your own.

These kinds of app install ads are a bad search experience, says Google. Photo: Google

These kinds of app install ads are a bad search experience, says Google. Photo: Google

More and more these days, mobile websites will pop up a prompt to download an app associated with the site. This “app install interstitial” hides most of the actual web page and bugs users to essentially stop browsing the web and head to an app store and install an app. App install prompts suck.

“Our analysis shows that it is not a good search experience,” Google asserts in a new blog post, “and can be frustrating for users because they are expecting to see the content of the web page.”

As of Tuesday, web masters can use Google’s updated Mobile-Friendly Test page or Google’s mobile usability tools to find out if they have any offending pages.

LG's new Nexus 5 looks good in white. Photo: Android Police

LG’s new Nexus 5 looks good in white. Photo: Android Police

Our wait for Google’s new Nexus devices could be over this month.

Sources familiar with the search giant’s plans claim both the new Nexus 5 from LG and a second Nexus smartphone from Huawei will be unveiled at an event in San Francisco on September 29.

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