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  1. R Deep Singh

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    Hi guys,

    So I tried using the navigation app the other day but noticed it wasn't on my phone anymore. I know Google Maps has been updated and tried to find a way to get the navigation going on that but it was really messy!

    Has anyone else had this problem or found a solution?
     

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    Google maps has navigation integrated into it now. To get it working, you hit the directions button in the maps app, put in your destination, then once it loads, you press the start button with the blue arrow at the bottom (which you'll recognize from the days of the navigation app) and it'll go into navigation mode. All google really did was integrate navigation into google maps. It's a little confusing to do the first time but I feel like it really makes a more cohesive maps experience. Hopefully I was able to help.
     
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    Thanks alot! Had more of a play around and got this to work! Not the easiest thing to do when your in the car in traffic and trying to get navigation to work haha
     
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    Yeah, that's certainly true. I rather prefer the more streamlined design, but I usually start navigation before I start moving so there isn't much pressure on me. Hopefully you can get it working seamlessly for you :)
     
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    I noticed last night that although my Nexus 7 has the new Maps update, it still has the old Navigation icon.
     
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    Well ... strange thing, having the same Maps version some phones/tablets still have the Navigation icon and some haven't it any more.

    Harry
     
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    Probably a bug. I'm willing to bet an update one of these days will drop the notification app from all devices.
     
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    I have installed the Nav Launcher App, it gives you an icon and entry screen a bit like the old version although then routes into Maps where you find the familiar Nav arrow. Not sure it does that much but I prefer it so it might be an option.
     
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    Yeah that's why I was asking because both my Nexus 7 and 10 still have the navigation app!
     
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    I noticed the same thing!

    I was annoyed because it happened half way through a journey as well so had to figure out the new way to get the navigation up,

    I know its still in beta but whilst using it it stopped my phone charging on the car charger (a necessary for long journeys as the nav app eats battery life for breakfast!!) and also when I tried to launch the navigation from the car dock app it kept crashing!

    Why mess about with something that worked perfectly!!
     
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