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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What does the green/amber/red light next to the time remaining in navigation mean?

I think it's something to do with how fast/slow you're going, but some clarification would be nice.
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Is it possible to add a stopover or intermediate waypoint in Google Maps navigation?

On the desktop version of Google Maps, I can add multiple destinations, or drag the route created to include a specific spot that is not on the original route. Is there a way to do this on the ...
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Does Google Navigation Live Traffic reroute during the journey?

After setting a destination and start navigation and my journey, if a new incident occurs and slows/blocks the route, is Google Navigation able to update the route and find a faster alternative ...
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Can I open a route I created in Google Maps in Navigation?

I'd love to be able to open that map on my phone in such a way that I can get turn-by-turn navigation, like what is available in the Navigation app. However, despite my experiments, this seems to be ...
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Does Android come with free navigation in non-US contries?

The fact that free gps turn-by-turn navigation is available for new enough Android devices using Google-owned map data is well known. Does Android offer free navigation in non-US countries as well?
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How do I save an address in Google Navigate?

I see that there is a Star system but I really can't seem to figure out how to star a map in the application, or outside of it for that matter, it's driving me insane. How to I save an address in ...
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Does Google Maps Navigation for Mobile work on Verizon Android phones

Verizon has a history of blocking navigation apps so we'll be forced to use their proprietary navigation system (VZNavigator) and pay the $10/month subscription for it. Can someone confirm that this ...
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What does the random “ding” in Google Maps Navigation signify?

Ever since updating my Nexus S to ICS, I've noticed that when using Navigation I sometimes hear a random "ding" when driving around. Any idea what this means? I was thinking maybe it was a warning ...
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Does Google Navigation work offline?

I know that I can download and cache parts of the maps in Google Maps. When offline (e.g., in flight mode, but with GPS enabled) I can explore these parts of the maps. But when I try to use the ...
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How can I get Google Navigation (navigation in Maps) on Android to navigate walking directions?

I know how to get walking/public transportation/biking directions, but driving directions are the only ones I can navigate (tracks the location, shows turns coming up, compensates for wrong turns, ...
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Navigation app lost after updating phone

I lost the Navagation app that came with my phone after updating the phone's system. None of the free apps on Google Play work well for me. Any clues on how to get it back? It is not on Google Play.
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Is there a way to create location shortcuts for navigation

I often have to navigate to the same places with the google maps navigation. I use speech to enter the address. Is there a way to create shortcuts, which i can chose on the touchscreen to navigate to ...
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Battery drains even when plugged in while using Nav app on long road trips

I have a Nexus S running Android 4.0.3 and Google Maps 6.8.1. When I use the Google Maps navigation app, the battery slowly drains, even when plugged into my car charger. After 5-6 hours, the phone ...
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Pre-caching limitations and reliability in Google Maps

The latest version of the Google Maps application bundled with Android allows me to pre-cache map areas. Each time a pre-cache a point it saves the map in a 10 km hamming radius of that point. I'm ...
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Why does Navigation keep choosing a different route?

I have a route which I have taken a couple of times using Google Maps navigation and every time I go it takes me one of 3 different ways, even though I start and finish with the same location every ...
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How to have my phone guide me through a specific route

Every weekend I go out and ride my bike through the exact same boring old route. Now I've decided I want to start exploring new parts of the city, but I need my phone to help me that. Today, using ...
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Search/route with pre-cached google maps?

I understand that its possible to cache Google maps for offline use. But is it possible to search or calculate new routes with the pre-cached map without connecting to internet?
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How much data does Google Maps navigation use?

Does anyone have a rough number for how much data Google Maps navigation uses per, say, 100 miles or something? I know it will vary slightly by user and area, but I'm just looking for an ...
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Will Google Navigation work without WiFi on Android tablet

I have a Toshiba Excite tablet with android ice cream that has WiFi only (no cellular) that has Google Navigation (Beta) app on it and also Google map (Beta) app. I want to use the tablet in London ...
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Google map (and VZ Navigator) rotates in wrong direction

When I use Google Navigation or VZ Navigator on a Droid Incredible 2 it is supposed to align the map to the direction I am pointing the phone. But when I turn around the map rotates in the wrong ...
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Turn-by-turn navigation screen orientation

I had a question about screen orientation in the Google turn-by-turn navigation app. Previously the screen would orient as you would expect with the maps/arrows pointed in the direction of travel(with ...
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Why does Google Maps Display Routes/Waypoints Differently on Phone than on PC?

And how do I fix it? I am trying to display a specific route between my origin and destination, rather than letting google maps choose the route. So, I create the route in google maps on my PC and ...
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Syncing / sending Google Maps landmarks to Android Maps

I can save Google Maps landmarks on the desktop browser maps.google.com service to my own maps. However is it possible to sync / send these maps to Android Maps? I will look a destination landmarks ...
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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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Having trouble with voice command to navigate to contact address [closed]

When I select a contact, then select its address, Maps opens. Then I can navigate to it with the Google navigation app. However, if I try doing this directly with the system-wide speech input, this ...
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New Android maps - how to show navigation without destination

Older version of Google Maps for android had a separate Navigation app, in it I could either set a destination for guided navigation or simple select "Display map" with would always show my GPS ...
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Google map, not updating based on current location / position

Had used Google maps on Nokia E72 sometime back, and it used to autoupdate/refresh the map keeping the current location/position updated. However, used Google maps on Android (latest version of Maps ...
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Lock screen but keep Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and GPS active

I've a Sony Xperia Z with Android 4.2.2 and need to lock my screen but keep the (voice/turn-byturn) navigation active. How can I achieve that? As it's currently, as soon as I lock the screen, GPS ...
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No Turn-by-Turn Directions on Google Navigation

Google Maps gets fairly frequent updates (although I don't use it all that much). But, I have recently had to use it for some travel. I noticed that, where Google Maps used to give directions in this ...
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ICS Navigation app change default from walking to driving?

When I try to add a new "Directions" shortcut to my home screen, the shortcut interface defaults to "walking" directions instead of "driving" directions. Also, when I use Chrome To Phone to send a ...
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How to make Google Maps Navigation show forward as up?

It used to be that Google Maps Navigation on my phone would show the direction of travel = as "up" on the screen. However, ever since my phone upgraded to Gingerbread, navigation is displayed with ...
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Phone reboots when I navigate past Falkirk

Occasionally when navigating, my phone will freeze (the display and also the music, if it's playing) then reboot a few seconds later. I realised today that while it's happened in other places, ...
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Google navigation stuck on “Checking navigation availability”

I own a LG Optimus One with Android 2.2.2. Everytime I try to use the navigation provided by google, my phone remains stuck on Checking navigation availability. Is there a fix for this?
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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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How can I make a route offline in Google Maps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get maps for off-line usage? Google maps recently added offline caching of maps. But I can only see a way to download a small area. If I'm going on a long road ...
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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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is Google map navigation only available to selected country

I love using Google map to give me direction. however, I would like it to provide "turn left, turn right" voice while I am driving. I heard Google map navigation able to provide such feature. I search ...
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How to make “Navigator” my default mapping app?

Right now if I click a maps link my phone asks if I want to open in Dolphin Google Maps (Standard/classic interface) Web I prefer using the Google "Navigation" application for its features, such ...
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Google Navigation forgets/ignores “Access to my location” setting - Nexus 4

Every time I attempt to use Google Maps Navigation on my stock (rooted) Nexus 4, I get the Searching for GPS screen. The phone never finds GPS though. I've found that if I go to Settings>Location ...
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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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Maps Update Degraded Off-Route Traffic Display

I've been using Google Maps Navigation to help with my commute for about 2 years now. One common action that I take is to start Naviation to my destination, and then look at the traffic display on ...
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How to disable system apps, or controll which apps launch automatically?

I've been having this problem where the Navigation app launches every 10 or so seconds. I've heard this is because some pins are short-circuited. I've tried to install 2 apps that should make this ...
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How does Google Maps Navigation know you are in a tunnel when it switches to night mode?

I suppose this isn't exactly a new feature but it is new to me since I don't travel through tunnels very often. What exactly is the software using when it decides to switch over to night mode when in ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: Navigation app crashes when clicking “Start”

Summary: Route navigation crashes on starting of route finding. This is an intermittent bug. It only started happening recently - I think it coincides with when on a desktop browser I volunteered to ...
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cannot view bookmarked map in android google maps engine

I have a bookmarked map in my Google maps engine when viewing via Chrome browser. When I open the Google maps engine android app, I can only see maps created by me or shared with me. Not ones save as ...
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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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How can I make navigation work again in Google Maps?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S2 For quite some time, I've been using Google Maps and Navigation. It worked fine with several app updates, until this week. Google Maps updated, and now Navigation crashes as ...
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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, ...