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Questions about Google Navigation

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Salil Surendran, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Thebarron

    Thebarron New Member

    Aug 27, 2012
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    No change, it acknowledges the tap by making the icon bigger then smaller again, thats it.
     
  2. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Mine changes view direction and another tap changes to a 3D view which has the direction of travel at the top of the screen.
     
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  4. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Which button... I don't see one Steve.

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  5. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    This is Google maps which I think you might be talking about Steve.

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  6. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Here is what Google provides about the issue in their Navigation Controls help section. This is essentially what I see and why I asked the above question:
    Compass

    [​IMG] While in tracking mode, tap the compass icon in the upper left of your screen to toggle between a three-dimensional, heading-up tracking mode and a two-dimensional, North-up tracking mode.
     
  7. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    No Scott. I am in the Navigation function. However, I think Google Navigation is a part of Google Maps. That is why I don't see Google Navigation as an application in my ALL application list, but I do see TeleNav. Google Maps is listed.
     
  8. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Ah THAT thing....I didn't even know you could hit that to change the style. I guess thats what led to my confusion as to why it wasn't doing what it was supposed to (3D type nav which is what it was always on my phone)
     
  9. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    In your App Drawer you should see a Blue Arrow Head with Navigation listed under it. Yes, you can get to Nav FROM Google Maps which is why I was questioning if either of the members GOT to nav from Google Maps
     
  10. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Google Navigation is a Beta and can be found as part of their Maps app. When I start Navigation from the icon on my application list the splash screen shows Google Navigation - Beta. I can jump into a destination or select a Map view. In either case looks like it is integrated with Google Maps.

    The Navigation has that compass in the upper left corner and if I move the displayed Map/Route a blue arrow (me) appears in the lower left corner. If I touch the blue arrow it recenters the blue arrow (me) in the screen. Touching the red Compass arrow changes the view as noted above.
     
  11. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Sorry Scott, I am still not up to speed on the Android lexicon. When I said I couldn't find it as an app, I meant the Settings > Applications where apps can be managed, deleted, etc. I was trying to say (poorly) is that I did not see a Google Navigation app in the Manage Apps area so I surmised it is not a separate app and is actually a part of the Google Maps app.

    When I said I can start it from the icon yes, I guess it is what you call the application drawer.

    I sure hope I am clearer now. So sorry for any confusion....
     
  12. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Gotcha... I think we are now on the same page

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  13. Thebarron

    Thebarron New Member

    Aug 27, 2012
    0
    Ok Tried that and it works now!! Thanks for the tip
     

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