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Use Android phones to Navigate in countries where Google Navigation is not available yet (Yes u can)


Saturday 02nd of June 2012 / androidforums.com
No need to root/hack or install any other App on your device.Use Google Maps App on your device as **FREE** Navigation tool.Using Android Phone & Google Maps to navigate in India/any other country where Google Navigation (Voice enable navigation) is not yet available Things you need:1. GPS enabled Android phone with Google Maps2. Mobile internet connection (2G/3G connection)Ensure you switch on your mobile internet & GPS. Now open Google maps, Select Menu & click on Directions, here you need to set your Destination/End Point & click on 'Get Directions' Once you get route map, click on the right arrow icon (->) or zoom in using plus (+) symbol until you can see road layout. Now click on 'My location' icon. This will take you to your current position on the map. Use this icon whenever you need to get back to current position after you attend a phone call or check something else on your mobile. Now start driving (follow the blue path on the map) and see the blue icon moving along the map as per you movement. That's it , happy riding. Check out video demo if still unsu
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Android 1.6 Gets Google Maps Navigation [SOFTWARE NEWS]


Tuesday 24th of November 2009 / androidguys.com
One of the coolest features and improvements in Android 2.0, Google Maps Navigation, is now available for devices running Android 1.6 (Donut).  All you G1 and myTouch 3G owners are now able to take advantage of  voice guided directions and automatic rerouting.Using your data connection, Google Maps Navigation turns your phone into full-featured GPS unit with constantly updated maps and content.  The new Layers feature allows users to overlay information such as transit lines, Wikipedia, Latitude, and routes created using My Tracks.If you have Android 1.6 on your phone, head to the Android Market and download the latest version of Google Maps!  Just remember kids, the app is in beta.  One feature from Android 2.0 that did not make the cut is the ability to use commands like  “navigate to”.  On the other hand, you can still create shortcuts on your desktop with destinations.  Enter your home address in one and make it so that no matter where you are, you can always hit 1 button and get turn-by-turn directions home!EDITOR NOTE: This article was origin
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Half a gigameter of bike routes added to Google Maps for Android


Thursday 30th of August 2012 / talkandroid.com
On the Google Lat Long Blog, Google Maps Software Engineer Larry Powelson announced the addition of new mobile biking directions and navigation to the Google Maps for Android app. Ten countries have received new biking directions including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. In addition to the biking directions, Google added turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation to the Google Maps Navigation (beta) app for every country with biking directions.//Biking routes in Google Maps will show up as different shades or styles of green lines. Dark green lines indicate dedicated bike trails or paths or streets with no traffic. Light green lines designate street with bike lanes. Dashed green lines mark other recommended bike routes.Users in areas covered by the Google Map Maker feature can add new trails and paths to Google’s database and help their fellow bikers. In all, Google now has over 330,000 miles of bike routes mapped. That translates to over 530,000 kilometers or the half a gigameter mark. If you are ready to hit one o
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TalkAndroid.com | Google Android News, Reviews, and Forums - Page 352


Thursday 30th of August 2012 / talkandroid.com
On the Google Lat Long Blog, Google Maps Software Engineer Larry Powelson announced the addition of new mobile biking directions and navigation to the Google Maps for Android app. Ten countries have received new biking directions including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. In addition to the biking directions, Google added turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation to the Google Maps Navigation (beta) app for every country with biking directions.Biking routes in Google Maps will show up as different shades or styles of green lines. Dark green lines indicate dedicated bike trails or paths or streets with no traffic. Light green lines designate street with bike lanes. Dashed green lines mark other recommended bike routes.Users in areas covered by the Google Map Maker feature can add new trails and paths to Google’s database and help their fellow bikers. In all, Google now has over 330,000 miles of bike routes mapped. That translates to over 530,000 kilometers or the half a gigameter mark. If you are ready to hit one of
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Google Introduces Free Turn-By-Turn Directions in Android 2.0


Wednesday 28th of October 2009 / androidcentral.com
Google just announced Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 that'll offer users free turn-by-turn navigation. You heard that right. Google Maps. Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation. Android 2.0. Google Maps Navigation has everything you'd expect to find in a GPS application--3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance, and automatic rerouting--but also adds compelling new features that's 'built from the ground up to take advantage of your phone's Internet connection'. Google lists seven features that are possible because Google Maps Navigation is connected to the Internet:Always have the most recent maps and business dataSearch with the power of Google (no need to know exact address, Google can do the legwork)Search by voiceLive traffic data just like you see in the current Google Maps with real-time informationSearch along route allows you to search for results that won't take you far from your routeSatellite View -- high resolution, 3D view of your routeStreet View -- you'll be able to see where you need to turn, what your final address is, etcThis is big for Google Maps and even bigger for A
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No voice directions in Google Maps


Monday 18th of July 2011 / droidforums.net
I haven't used Google Maps in awhile but this weekend I used it traveling somewhere. I noticed that I no longer get the voice directions. Yes it is un-muted and the volume is turned up. Instead of getting voice directions, I get a beep chime and half a mile before the turn. Anyone else experiencing this?
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Google navigation in Middle east


Saturday 08th of January 2011 / androidforums.com
Is there any how to activate google voice turn by turn navigation here in middle east region?My phone milestone 2.1 having built in google maps 4. last week I update google maps 5.0 from non market apk because my market was not detecting any update for maps. When I click navigation Icon (Blue Arrow) it is stuck in 'searching for GPS'.When I use direction menu inside the map everything is fine and giving directions, but there is no navigate menu, therefore no voice navigation available. Help please......
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No Voice in Google Navigation on Fascinate


Wednesday 12th of January 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
I got a fascinate recently and downloaded the Google maps which comes with Google Navigation. When I use it...it starts navigation but there is no voice. when I was at the vzw store the other droids have voice giving turn by turn directions.I searched on Google but haven't found any post related to this. I found people having problem having the nav volume low but nobody with altogether "no voice" issue. Did I get a lemon? or am I missing some software some where. I looked and I have PicoTts.apk and TtsService.apk but when I see in Text to speech services it does not show me any "Engines" as it shows me on wife's incredible.The dumb guy at vzw store told me that fascinate does not support voice for Google nav as it supports VZ Navigator. Please guide me how can I get the voice with google Nav and if its my particular phone then I still have time to go and exchange it.
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Google Maps In Background


Sunday 08th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I'm a recent iPhone convert. If you run Google Maps Directions in the background on the iPhone, a notification of an impending turn will come up over whatever App you're running in the foreground. On the N4, I get the voice, but no notification box comes up. Am I missing a setting somewhere? TIA
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Can't get voice to activate with GPS driving directions


Thursday 19th of September 2013 / androidforums.com
Until recently, I had no problems getting the voice element of driving directions to work. I usually used Google Maps. Then I got a bunch of updates and now I don't have the voice directions. I don't see the blue arrow thing that was there in the past. I've tried Google Maps and Verizon and Mapquest. They all show the directions but no voice. I've checked the sound levels and settings, but I'm thinking I've missed a setting somewhere. The sound works for other applications.Droid Razor - Android 4.1.2 Any ideas?
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