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New Google Maps Update, Now supports "GPS Navigation"

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Carl C, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    UPDATE BELOW IN OTHER POST : Looks like 3D Nav for USA users! & Update minus 3D Nav for UK users!

    Check your Android Market , New update released for Google Maps which I'm testing now

     

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    Sweet! Thanks for the info!
     
  3. Carl C

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    Ok Guys & Girls :)

    So I've tested it out and it doesn't seem to be an update for 2.0 like navigation {FOR ME} BUT I think I know why! It's because it's available for the USA only {Nav option} ! & I'm based in Good old Great Britain , London to be Exact :p A bit of digging lead me to this aswell: Official Google Mobile Blog

    So USA users! Grab Google Maps off the Market now and hopefully you should have the full experience , with 3D Nav and layers :D but unfortunately for now you can't search a destination via the Voice search yet. This is only available for 2.0

    UK users , This Nav service is not available in the UK YET & this isthe reason why we don't have this option, However the update does give us Layer options and Transit option which for me showed my local London underground station in red meaning "Central line". Nifty feature! Still worth Downloading! Try it yourself!

    Pic's coming soon! Maybe a Video but on the UK version theirs not really much to show like Nav you lucky USA users ;)

    Carl C

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    Video Thanks to Rob of this new Update:

    YouTube - Google Navigation Comes To Android 1.6

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    From the Official Google Mobile Blog:
     
  4. ceedee

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    Only for devices running 1.6 unfortunately.
     
  5. Carl C

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    Thanks for reminding me , I'm going to update my post :)
     
  6. RozzaC

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    Just checked my phone and saw it had an update for one of my apps...and found it to be this very update you are talking about...

    Doesn't seem like there's much interesting stuff in the UK version, though...

    Oh well...
     
  7. Carl C

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    Lucky USA Androidians though :D

    I think Eventually this 3D Nav will come to the UK it's just a matter of time really :)
     
  8. RozzaC

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    Probably going to be a fairly long time though! :p
     
  9. Carl C

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    Agreed! :p Chin Up though!
     
  10. unclearthought

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    Hey guys...
    Been racking my brain on this issue. Does the navigation support bluetooth? i cant figure out any way to use it with bluetooth in my car. everything else works with bluetooth.... Any ideas????
    Also when i plug the charger in, the sound for the navigation goes away as well
     
  11. blown306stang

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    this is probably a dumb question,but i have the droid and it says google maps update also.should i update or not..
     
  12. Carl C

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    Sure thing!

    Tell us whats new for you in this update :)
     
  13. snorge

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    weird I can't find google maps in the market anymore on my Eris. It used to show up there even though it came preinstalled. Wonder what this means.
     
  14. Carl C

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    The Eris runs 1.5 right? If that's correct , Google maps may not show because this new version does not support 1.5 maybe? :)
     
  15. snorge

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    maybe thats it. I can't wait for the 2.0 update.
     
  16. Carl C

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    You , Me & Hundreds of thousands of others :D
     
  17. kabbie_mcfeely

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    I have had this on my G1 for a few days. It works just fine on it.
     
  18. alamoe

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    *WARNING* my fellow androidians with rooted g1's, mt3g's, etc.

    i read somewhere that this update is missing the navigation voice directions for 1.6 devices. so if you're rooted and already had navigation working i wouldn't install the update
     
  19. kabbie_mcfeely

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    Just tested again because of your post.

    Works just fine on my Cyanogen 4.2.5 rom G1.

    It is not missing voice.
     

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