The latest Google Maps app has the navigation function in-built. The navigation "app" was always integrated into Maps. The blue icon was just a separate entry point into that maps.
If you select a destination, look at the bottom of the screen where it says navigate and you will recognize what comes up next.
The best answer would be for GOOGLE TO PLEASE FIX IT so we can have an option to turn street name speaking on or off regardless of the chosen system language and the chosen Google Maps spoken language (they should be functionally separate).
However, this is the only current work-around I have been able to discover:
the solution is simply to change your ...
Aside from rooting (temporarily or permanently), you can't disable the system apps prior to Android 4. Your particular case may have a ray of hope, though.
Alternate app responding to Intent
If the navigation app is responding to an Intent, you could try to find a different app that responds to the same Intent. You'd get a pop-up to choose which app to ...
Cuesheet paired with http://ridewithgps.com works well. On the website, you can easily plan/modify a travelling route that will then be imported in CueSheet.
The route can be very complicated with many twists and turns. English turn by turn instructions are created at the same time. Also, you can insert your own instructions in the list if you want. After ...
You just need to access "My Location" in Maps.
Click the "location" button in the bottom right corner to have the map scroll to your location. (Obviously you need to have Location Services turned on.) The button will turn blue and there will be a glowing blue dot at your location.
Tap the button again and the view will change to "compass mode", a partial-...
It does not take into account your walking speed but assumes a normal walking speed. From Google Maps help
What is the Google Map walking speed? Is this a constant value or does it change depending on slope?
Normal walking speed is about 3 miles per hour - It does not adjust for distance travelled, nor for whether you are on a road or footpath.
It does ...
Current version of Google Maps (10.47.1) seems to support this function:
tap on your avatar icon
tap on "Settings"
Scroll down and tap on "Navigation Settings"
Disable "play voice over Bluetooth
Tested with Bosch Infotainment headunit in Suzuki car and it worked exactly as expected.
Both these apps appear to meet the requirements (not tested by me). I have requested OP to add/edit based on their tests.
You can try Velociraptor - Speed Limits & Speedometer, which is free and links to Open Street Maps (OSM) as also appears as an overlay on Google Maps (select auto Launch in advanced settings). It is free & Open Source
One of these solutions may help, assuming muting Volume is not the cause
Download Voice Directions by keeping map open and getting directions
Sometimes voice directions aren’t downloaded or need to be updated on your phone or tablet. When this happens, you’ll hear a chime instead of voice directions.
Solution for same problem from Maps help
Although not exactly what I was after, I have found a way I can get hold of them for now.
Stupidly, I didn't even think to have a play with desktop Maps. I followed the image URL for an icon when using directions on the desktop app which gave me a PNG with, what seems to be, all of the icons - maneuvers-2x.png
May be of use to anyone else interested
As far as India is concerned, if I am to use my Google Maps with Internet connection and start the turn-by-turn voice navigation (in Andorid 6.0.1 Maps version 9.31.3) I can turn off the connection to Internet and still the navigation will continue to guide with the loaded route. However if the path that you takes deviates from the route the app will ...
It is definitely possible to do what you want, although it needs a couple of things done, which may or may not be viable to you.
You will need to use Link2SD to link all data related to Google Maps onto your SD card (or just the data(ext) in your case should do the job).
However, using Link2SD requires (1) your phone to be rooted, and (2) a second ...
It seems to work fine for me.
Try updating your Google app.
Try enabling Google Settings > Accounts & privacy > Personal results and Contact recognition. Alternatively, you can get to Google Settings from the bottom of the Google Now app (you may have to scroll down).
If all you want is a British voice, then you don't have to downgrade from Google Maps version 9.32.1, there's another way:
SETTINGS > LANGUAGE AND INPUT > LANGUAGE > English (United Kingdom)
This changes the language settings for the entire phone, but I haven't noticed any major difference, but I do love having a British girl's voice give me driving ...
After you enter the starting point and destination, the app gives you the possible routes. On that screen the best route has a start navigation option; selecting this causes the app to crash. Instead select the route you prefer and then hit the start arrow at the bottom right corner. Works for me.
As I mentioned in my comment, upon further research I found that "Follow me" feature or "Navigation without destination set" was removed from the latest release of Android map app.
Following someone else's advice I am switching (at least for now). to the Waze app
I just found out the following while I was trying to plot a more scenic route just minutes ago (mind blown!):
I plotted a route in Chrome (PC) with waypoints
(I did click the 'Share or Embed map' link hidden under the cog icon in the down right corner - but this isn't even necessary I think)
I opened my Chrome browser's history on Android and chose the most ...
In the new Google Maps app we finally have this feature.
From this post on the official Google blog:
Enhanced navigation: In addition to current traffic conditions, we’ve added two new features to help you navigate around traffic. You can now see reports of problems on the road that you can tap to see incident details. While on the road, Google Maps will ...
Simple steps on Android phone. Search for route on Android phone. Click on start Navigations button with whatever route it is suggesting. Then Magnifying symbol will appear. Tap on the magnifyling symbol. "Search along route" will appear. Here type the point through which the map should navigate and click on the name once it appears. Now your new ...