June 2014 is coming to a close, which means #MobileFit is ending too. Or is it? We’ve got a podcast for you to check out below, we’re announcing the winners of our Fitbit challenge and we’ve got some exciting new info about the future of #MobileFit.






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Pebble has rolled out an updated firmware for its smartwatch today that brings some performance improvements, bug fixes, and better notification management. The Pebble watch firmware is now at version 2.3 after the update is applied.






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But using your voicemails to improve transcription isn’t new

Google Voice is still alive. While many have been waiting on word of its demise (and there was nary a mention of it at Google I/O last week), Google Voice as a service continues to function, allowing you to have one phone number ring multiple lines, and providing a functional (if sometimes hilariously transcribed) voicemail box.

And today Google Voice has shown a very slight sign of life, with a new pop-up window in the web dashboard asking you to “Help us improve voicemail transcription!”






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Arcus Motion, a Hungary-based company, has launched a Kickstarter fund raising campaign for the Arcus Motion Analyzer, a “smart ring” that it claims can be used as both an activity tracker as well as a motion gesture controller for several platforms.






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Google is now delaying support for seamlessly switching between languages on the fly with its Google Now search. Originally planned for a roll-out within the next few days, the feature is now delayed for a launch later this summer due to the discovery of some last minute bugs.






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After having acquired Quickoffice, Google had made ported many of the document suite’s features to its Google Drive service. As such, Google will be retiring Quickoffice and migrating users who need native document editing and creation to Drive’s standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps. The move will affect both iOS and Android users as Google suggests that users migrate to those apps instead.






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Wandering the halls of the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week for Google I/O were many folks from many different countries all around the world, including press from all corners of the globe, too. Two continents met in those halls when our very own Editor-in-Chief, Mr Phil Nickinson, bumped into the folks from BBC Television. You know, the British guys. And so, Phil ended up making a cameo appearance on the BBC and its dedicated tech show, Click!






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Android is getting more than a face-lift, and I think we’re all going to love it

I love being able to go to Google I/O each year. It’s a perk that shines like a diamond amongst all the headache and stress that comes with every job, and a highlight of every year. Going to I/O not only sends us home as better Android bloggers, but on a personal level it gets me excited to see and talk with all the developers — both big names and independents — that will make the future of mobile and Android in particular even better. After this year, I know we’re all going to be amazed at what’s in store.

The keynote (as always) was incredible and seeing the new devices was exciting, but that was just the frosting on the cake. The real delight was seen in the individual developer sessions, especially (to me, anyway) the new Material Design-focused meetings. Be sure to watch the replays on the Google Developer YouTube channel to see all the whys and hows, but I want to talk about what the videos won’t show you — the passion in the audience.






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Fancy an LG G3 on T-Mobile? Then you might want to get your wallets ready for July 16. That’s the day that the LG G3 is expected to make an appearance on the Uncarrier network. We should also see two more Android devices join T-Mobile just a few days after that.






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Another busy week here at Android Central is behind us, and to cap it all off we’re going to give you a look at our favorite apps of the week. We have each of the writers here at AC select an app of their choice to put on display each Saturday, giving you a glimpse at what we’re using on our own phones on a regular basis.

This week is packing a few apps to have some fun with, a way to learn a new language and a chance to get a little taste of Android L on your phone without flashing a factory image. Read along and see how this week’s picks stack up — you may find something that’s right for you.






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