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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Robinelli, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
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    Is anyone else having this issue? I used to be able to hold down the search button and it would activate google voice. I could say "Find Walmart" and it would pop up google maps. That is no longer happening. It will now only pull up an internet search. Any ideas on how to fix this?
     



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  2. spiz

    spiz Android Expert

    Interesting... mine works like normal.
     
  3. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
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    This is my 2nd Vibrant. I am so sad... I think this one has to go back, too.
     
  4. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    What happens when you go to Google Maps and then select mic input and say "find Walmart?"
     
  5. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    Man, I thought you meant the app Google Voice.

    Before returning the phone, at least try a factory reset. You have nothing to lose anyways if your next option is to return the phone.
     
  6. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    I just ran a quick test of this on my phone. It seems "Find" no longer works. Try saying "Map Walmart" and see if it's the result you're looking for.
     
  7. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    "Find" works for me
     
  8. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    Mine pulled up results from browser, which contained link to Maps, but I don't think that's what the OP is looking for.
     
  9. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    "Map Walmart" worked. But I am freaked out at losing the "Find" feature.... Why did that stop working? Shouldn't I exchange it?
     
  10. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Is this in Google Maps where you are saying "Find Walmart" and it doesn't work?
     
  11. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    I don't think it's defective, so exchanging won't solve anything. I'm pretty sure it's settings-related. Maybe the reps at the store know why that's happening.
     
  12. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No, using the long press on the bottom right capacitive key. It used to allow me to say "Find blah blah blah" but now it doesn't. Saying "Map blah blah blah" DID work though. I haven't changed any settings. I went into them though to see if I could figure out what happened but didn't find anything.

    If I am already in google maps the "find" feature doesn't work. It comes up with "Connection Problem"
     
  13. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    That is very strange then, I can "find walmart" either from Google Maps or using the capacitive search key in the bottom right.
     
  14. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am going to TMobile tonight.
     
  15. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    There was a recent update to Maps, to 4.4.0. Can you guys do a version match? Also, running any options from Labs?

    My Find also doesn't work, but I'm on Froyo, don't know if that's related...

    4.4.0
    Labs: Layer Button, My Location Button, Traffic with Labels
    Latitude enabled, Buzz enabled
     
  16. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am updating. Let's see if that works!
     
  17. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Android Enthusiast

    What are you updating? I'm on 4.4.0 and that's the version I had to use "Map" instead of "Find".
     
  18. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok I updated maps.... and my phone blacked out. DEF a prob w/ the phone.

    Phone back up.... Nope. Didn't fix the prob.
     
  19. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I don't know what version I was on. But I just updated to what was in the market.
     
  20. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    FYI I had previously (about a week now) updated to the newest version of Google Maps and no problems whatsoever.
     
  21. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for that info.
     
  22. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I didn't make it by TMobile tonight, so I'll be going tomorrow if the factory reset doesn't work. I guess I could try that first >.<
     
  23. rickcain

    rickcain Newbie

    correct me if i am wrong but isn't Google Voice about voice calls and voice mail? I always use the search widget to get my "voice search" to work.
     
  24. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If you long press the bottom right capacitive button (looks like a magnifying glass) a microphone box will pop up. When it does say "find coffee" (or whatever) and it will pull up your google maps and show you all of the coffer asps around your current location.
     
  25. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    Oh, I thought you meant google voice, as in the voicemail service. I don't like google voicemail.
     

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