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Google Navigation only showing Top-Down perspective

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by MikeGoob, Aug 21, 2011.

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    Navigation has always been a view from the perspective from above but behind the car. Now, the navigation function only shows top down, map style.

    Is there a way to change the orientation? This blows

    Phone: Samsung Droid Charge

    edit--GPS is fine--the blue arrow follows the route as I drive but it is just top down and north is always up--Its awful.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
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    Touch the blue navigation button on the lower left side. This will switch it back to Navigation.
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    There is no blue arrow in the lower left--the only blue arrow is showing my car. I've used Google Nav for awhile and this is really puzzling.
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    Are you sure you're in Nav and not Maps?

    Can you post a screenshot or find one that is exactly identical to the buttons and such that are available on your screen?
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    I was using navigation not maps--the same actions that usually provided a 3d view. The screen looked like this, but top down not 3d:
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    not my phone

    Anyway I went into the aps and 'reset cache' for 'google services' and rebooted. When I opened nav again it did a notice about careful driving like when you first use it.

    Now it works fine. I posted a thread about this also in the droid charge forum.

    Something to keep in mind if it happens to someone else!

    Thanks
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    This was bugging me like crazy!

    I went into TiBu and did a wipe data on Google maps and it fixed the issue - no reboot required
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    Click the red and white compass arrow

    Click the red and white compass arrow.
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