Google Maps Navigation was released as free add-on for Google Maps with Android 2.0 (Eclair) around November 2009, providing voice commands and traffic reports. While the initial release was limited to the US, the service was quickly expanded to the UK and large parts of continental Europe.

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Offline Google Maps

Sorry, I'm kinda lost here. I use Google Maps on PC and have some favority places added there. In my phone I wanna use offline map. In my old phone I used RMaps with whole city map downloaded with ...
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Google Navigation, screen doesn't rotate when in walking mode?

I'm having a problem using Google Navigation. I select a destination, click the "walking button" and rotate my phone, yet the display remains portrait. If I select "by car" - then it rotates as it ...
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Quickly switch back to in-progress call or navigation?

One of my favorite iOS features is that, when you have a call or turn-by-turn navigation in progress and switch apps, you can easily return just by tapping the status bar. In android, I've noticed a ...
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“My Places” in Google Maps

I want to mark "My Places" from my Android tablet but can't find the option in Google Maps. Are there any alternative apps? If possible, how can I edit my earlier marked places and / or find their ...
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transfer custom itinerary from Maps on PC to Android

I have a custom itinerary I prepared on maps.google.com on my PC (forcing some routing) and I would like to transfer it to my android smartphone, then use the navigation features of the Maps app. The ...
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New Google Maps - how to launch quickly navigation

Recently released Google Maps doesn't have a standalone app for Navigation which was quick to use - only one tap and voice recognition to start. It takes at least four taps in new Maps to navigate, ...
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Navigation Voice is not changing

Hi I have got Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. I have downloaded Samsung's high quality British English TTS engine and set it as "Preferred TTS engine" From Settings -> MyDevice -> Accessibility -> ...
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On Maps, Directions, how do I get a route's baseline duration

How do I get Maps, Directions, to give me a route's baseline duration (as given by maps.google.com) as opposed to just the "In current traffic" duration? maps.google.com gives me a duration (what I ...
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Google Maps - prefer 'pleasant' route over fastest

Is there a way of telling the Google Maps route finder that I would prefer the least number of junctions / traffic lights, or if traffic is heavy in areas, the route with least time spent 'sitting'. ...
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Google Maps stay on top

When Google Maps is in Navigation mode and I answer a call, the call gets brought to the foreground for the duration of the call. Wave has an option called "stay on top" that keeps the app in the ...
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Google navigation audio stops - not pauses - audio playback

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask for help or not, but I'm getting desperate at this point, so apologies if this not the correct forum... Google maps will stop audio playback. I have tried ...
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How to get Waze alerts in Google Navigation?

I'm new to Android and I like Google Navigation. I really appreciate how the indications are displayed and how the application works. I also discovered Waze, which is a very convenient app to show ...
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How can I ask the navigation for a fastest route (after traffic)

I recently started a job on a long commute. The default route provided by Google Maps Navigation is always the same route. After some double length commutes, I started checking the alternate routes ...
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Google Maps app: how to find a shop on a given street (knowing only the shop type)?

I am using the Google Maps for Android application. I know the name of a street where a certain shop can be found. I don't know the name of the shop, but I know what kind of shop it is (e.g., a book ...
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offline navigation with public transportation

I can not drive (yet) and I get lost pretty easily. So, I need a simple navigation app (I like the gmaps look, just roads, no fancy colors and things), which includes ALL bus/tram/metro/train (yeap, ...
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How can I store my Google maps (and maybe directions) offline when previewing directions?

I want to ask directions when I have a Wifi connections, then preview the route and store the maps offline for the entire route - so that when I'm underway I can just let GPS pick up my location and ...
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Google Navigate does not announce the street name on my phone, but it does on my tablet

I have a Galaxy III running Android 4.1.1. When I use Navigate on my phone it will announce the turns but without the street names. I also have a Nexus 7, running Android 4.2.1 and when I use ...
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Google maps: Your Places, Visited

How is the Your Places | Visited section of Google maps populated? Do I have to actually stop at a place and some GPS daemon then inserts the address of where it thinks I'm at into Google maps? I ask ...
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How to avoid apps pausing when I switch to another app (Nexus 5; Android 5.0.1)

I want to use google navigate and my podcast app (Doggcatcher) at the same time. Until recently, I could start google navigate, then go to the home screen, start Doggcatcher, and begin playing a ...
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Google Navigation First-Person Perspective Not Working on CM12

I recently upgraded to Cyanogenmod 12.1 on an HTC One M7 and now the "first-person" perspective in Google Navigation no longer works. I've been using CM on this phone since version 10, and Google Nav ...
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How to turn on voice navigation on an LG phone

My voice navigation turns off with Google Maps, I have a LG phone and I cannot locate where to turn it back on . Sometimes I start the navigation with no sound and then many minutes later it will turn ...
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GPS and direction in Google Maps not working correct with S5

I have a Galaxy S5 and I am using Google Maps or Komoot to navigate with my bycicle. I am in the mode, so the map directs to where I am facing to. Walking works fine and cycling very slow too. But ...
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Maps voice directions revert to a different language

Often when I use Google maps voice navigation from from LG G2 phone, the voice will change to a different language (should be English but seems to be French). I can't find a setting or cause for ...