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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ttran97, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. ttran97

    ttran97 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    For the longest time, I would use Maps and see myself driving, but the map never rotated in relation to the direction I was going. This bugged me because it seemed like a simple GPS feature that Google should have included.

    Well, with the newest Maps update (ver. 4.4.0), you can now go into Navigation and let it run without a destination and still see your location on the map and it'll rotate accordingly.

    Click on the Navigation icon from the app drawer. You'll see a list of options and at the top where it says "Choose Destination", you'll see a little map icon on the far right. Click that and now you'll just see a map showing your current location and it will follow you when you drive around.

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  2. mc48

    mc48 Android Enthusiast

    oh I wish I knew about this yesterday. My daughter and I were walking around the old part of Charleston, SC with the cobbled streets and old houses and I pulled up Navigator for a map of just the streets to see where we wanted to walk, etc. and I couldn't get it to work even in walking mode because it required a destination. Thanks for mentioning this. I haven't used the navigation on the eris much as I have a gps for the car but this would have been perfect.
     
  3. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Android Enthusiast

    Wow nice find! I've been wanting this feature for quite some time now.
     
  4. ErisDroid?

    ErisDroid? Well-Known Member

    That's what I've been waiting for with navigator. Thanks for that tutorial.
     
  5. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Nice dude! I would give you thanks but I'm on the mobile version of this site.
     
  6. jhewit22

    jhewit22 Well-Known Member

    Great find and thanks for sharing!
     
  7. mikem3223

    mikem3223 Member

    Where is this? It isn't there in maps or navigator? What are you running on? Root? Your battery gauge doesn't even look like mine.
     
  8. SirEagle

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

    You have to start by using the Navigator app, not by going through Maps.
     
  9. DFA1

    DFA1 Well-Known Member

    Removed per request
     
  10. DFA1

    DFA1 Well-Known Member

    Removed per request
     
  11. ttran97

    ttran97 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    DFA1...thanks. :)


    Yeah, you have to open this by clicking Navigation, not Maps. I'm rooted and I used droidkevlar's metamorph theme for a circular battery. I'm running xtrROM 3.0.3.
     

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