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Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously

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Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 6/8/12 1:33 AM
Hello,

I have a problem since several weeks that prevents Google Maps Navigation work properly for me. When I start a navigation tour the route is calculated and the navigation starts after the GPS signal has been acquired. After that the route is marked correctly on the map and the positioning when driving is also working properly. The only thing that does not work is the audio part. It simply hangs up and repeats continuously the same phrase each time a navigational advise should take place. Yesterday the same thing happened and I heard "In 100 meters" all the time an advise should have been given by Google Navigation. There was no other advise like "Turn left, turn right...".

I am able to solve the problem temporarily by deleting the cached data of Google Maps but this also wipes the history and my defined home address every time I do this. After I have done this the Navigation works properly but the next time I start a Navigation (at worst case) the problem comes up again.

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2 with CyanogenMod 9 stock )less or no modifications at all). Google Apps ist the latest version, Maps version 6.8.1.

Is anybody able to privde some help on this ? Thank you in advance !

Best Regards,
Jens
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously ehg 6/8/12 4:29 AM
I'm going to escalate this to Google - hope they will investigate and provide a fix for it.
cheers
ehg
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Daniel (Google Community Manager) 6/13/12 5:09 PM
Hello Jens, 

Thanks for the report. Please provide the following information to help us troubleshoot the issue:
  • OS version
  • What route are you navigating, if multiple, please link one of them. Visit maps.google.com on your desktop, search your route and link it here (click the link icon in the left hand panel to get the url) 
  • Do you experience your issue for all routes, or is it specific to a route or street?
  • In what country are you located?
Thanks, 
Daniel 

Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 6/14/12 12:43 AM
Hello Daniel,

thank you very much for your reply. Please find my answers below:

I can try to use Navigation more often the next days in order to see how frequent this problem comes up. The last 2 times (a data purge has been performed before) it worked.

I hope these answers might help. I will keep you updated.

Thanks + Best Regards,
Jens

Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 6/14/12 12:45 AM
P.S.: the last route where it happened was this: http://goo.gl/maps/DEcs
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Daniel (Google Community Manager) 6/14/12 10:23 AM
Danke!
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 6/14/12 11:48 PM
Bitte :)

Just to keep you updated: yesterday it happened again. After a wipe of the application data it worked again. The route which I took was the following: http://goo.gl/maps/adxX
The problem appeared immediately after the route had been calculated and the instructions started.

What I could do next time I run into this problem I might do a TitaniumBackup "image" of the application and send it over ?
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Daniel (Google Community Manager) 6/19/12 3:13 PM
Hey lartnes, there's not much we can do since you're using a 3rd party OS. If you decide to use the stock rom and it still doesn't work, let me know. 

Thanks for your help!
Daniel 
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously moreaup 6/25/12 8:20 PM
Hi! Same happening here with different third party ROMS: WanamLite (based on ICS 4.0.3) and Epsilon ROM (based on ICS 4.0.4). It works some days after installation of the ROM, the it starts repeating over and over the same route, the same indication.... it gets stucked.


Hope a solution can be find.

Pablo.-
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 6/26/12 7:28 AM
Thank you very much ! This is exactly the problem I am facing, too. I will keep an eye on the thread. Thanks for sharing.
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously gonzobent 7/9/12 5:56 AM
I am experiencing the same issue. For two weeks all spoken directions have been "in a half mile turn left on Hudson Rd." I will try clearing the cache and see if this helps. I am using a stock ROM for my Google Nexus 4g. 
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously CaGaPeach 7/10/12 10:40 AM
Been having same problem with voices changing and there are no warnings for upcoming turns.  There are a couple of threads on this problem here and on other forums the opinions are that it's a Google problem and not ICS or Razr Maxx. 

The only way I can use Navigation now is to watch the screen and that's impossible to do and drive safely. Voice navigation is useless now.  Google, please fix this!

The new voice is much more pleasant to listen to and she can pronounce the Spanish-named streets here in Southern California, where the original voice could not.  However, the new voice is not very accurate in navigation and especially in rerouting.  And, in rerouting is usually where the 3rd voice appears, kinda hoarse and throaty country-singer-type but not Southern sounding. Her voice is not very pleasant to hear.

In our 2 hour trip from Orange County, CA, to the desert on Sunday, Navigation was of no help.  On the return trip home I failed to check "avoid toll roads" and she advised me to turn left just as I was at the ramps.  Both the north and south ramps were 4 lanes over on the right side.  We were very familiar with the trip out and back so did not need Navigation; however, I followed her just to see how bad this problem is.  Surface street navigation was a total disaster as there were no upcoming turn warnings and she was not accurate at all.  It's a good thing I had written directions or we would have had a very difficult trip.  Returning that night the navigation was better on the surface streets and she got us to the freeway, as long as we watched the screen.
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 7/10/12 10:58 AM
Hello Daniel,

as you can see there are other people with STOCK ROMS facing this problem ! Please pick this up again and push it in order to have a look at this issue. It really decreases the user-experience a lot !

Thank you in advance and hope to hear from you soon !

Best Regards,
Jens
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously mario7 7/10/12 11:21 AM
Navigation has been a mess since ICS on the Razr.  Two main problems are; 1) lack of notice for turns (consistent 100%) and 2) voice changing (no pattern)
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously disastar 7/14/12 6:27 PM
I have the same issue with Google Navigation for Android. The only voice prompts I receive are "in 500 feet" and the prompt is always repeated twice. 

Running stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on a GSM Galaxy Nexus.
Only major roads. Never had this issue before while traveling the exact identical route.
I experience the problem for all routes.
Located in USA.

Thanks.
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Daniel (Google Community Manager) 7/18/12 11:16 AM
Thanks, all, for the reports--the team is currently looking into the issue. If you haven't done so already, please provide the following information:

1. Device/Carrier
2. OS version
3. GMM version

Thanks, 
Daniel 
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously CaGaPeach 7/18/12 11:49 AM
1.  Droid Razr Maxx, Verizon
2.  6.16.211.XT912
3.  6.9.0

Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously lartnes 7/18/12 2:48 PM
1. Samsung Galaxy S2/O2 (Germany)
2. Android 4.0.4
3. 6.9.0

Thanks + Regards
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously disastar 7/18/12 6:56 PM
Hi Daniel,

Clearing the data and cache for the Google Maps application (temporarily?) solved my issue. 

Cheers,
Chris
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously emike09 7/20/12 11:59 PM
I'm also having this same issue.  My repeated direction lasts about 15 seconds so it's incredibly annoying.  Repeats twice with the same issue.  The voice also changes from the smooth voice to the robotic stock voice, no pattern of when it happens.

It started happening shortly after I rooted my phone, but not immediately after.  Using latest clockwork mod and standard root.  Stock ROM with no changes to anything OS related (besides su). 

Sprint Galaxy S III
Android 4.0.4
Kernel 3.0.6-618049-user


Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Mayaleo 7/29/12 4:23 PM
I'm not getting voice when I start out.  About 15 minutes into the trip I get a soft voice giving directions. I have a Droid Razr Max, ICS, GMM 6.9.0
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously CaGaPeach 7/31/12 4:15 PM
Today was first day I had no voice.  I was over 5 miles from home when GPS finally connected.

Navigation is extremely poor.  I was less than 200 yards from my destination and navigation tried to send me to turn left to go several miles "around the block" to come onto this road and my destination from the other end!  Rerouting is totally worthless now. 

Google, at least let us know if you are aware there's a real problem.  This is rediculous!

Razr Maxx, ICS, Maps 6.9 
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously danjng 8/16/12 7:06 PM
Having the same issue on Galaxy Nexus running Maps 6.10 on Jelly Bean AOSP. 

Any time there's supposed to be a voice prompting me with the next direction, I hear the same thing "Turn left on Washington Ave".  It varies; this is the 6th time that it's happened to me and each time it gets stuck on a different direction. 

Please advise.  This is a very annoying issue and keeps me from safely navigating while driving.  Please fix as soon as you can.  Thanks!
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Daniel (Google Community Manager) 8/24/12 3:30 PM
Hey all, wanted to send a quick update in regards to the delayed voice bug. We're tracking down the issues and have some improvements in the pipeline. We hope to track down all the issues soon. 

Thanks, 
Daniel 
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously TheTrinition 9/9/12 4:39 PM
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket on AT&T running CyanogenMod 9.1.  I also have this issue, except mine is "In 1000 feet..." (which builds a lot of anticipation!) 

Daniel, I look forward to whatever you guys find out!
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Protonus 9/20/12 10:57 PM
This has been happening on my phone on and off for a few months now, it first started happening right before android 4.1 Jellybean was officially announced.  It was at that precise time that the voice for Google Maps Navigation changed to be the same voice that Google Now uses in Jellybean. I remember there was a period of time where I would hear both voices like they hadn't finished converting all of the speech over to the new voice. It's been ever since then but this problem has been happening, I have noticed the clearing cache seems to sometimes stop it from happening only to return again randomly.

1. Galaxy Nexus / Verizon
2. 4.1 JB (AOKP build 2)
3. Latest

Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously disastar 9/22/12 11:04 AM
Just want to update that clearing the data and cache for Google Maps that one time did permanently fix my problem. Cheers.
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously Protonus 9/24/12 7:42 PM
It looks like this is the fix everyone needs to do!  Tried it on mine, works great! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26802275&postcount=373
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously CaGaPeach 9/27/12 10:59 AM
Nope, Maps still locates me a long ways from where I live.  Navigation is still a mess!  Google, what's your problem?  You provided great maps and navigation until June!  The last updates did nothing for me but get rid of all the different voices except the new one.  However, she has no idea how to navigate me to anything in the shortest route.  She only navigates to the freeways regardless of how close I am to my destination.  Really?  Three months of this worthless app?
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously TheAviator 10/8/12 6:52 PM
Same here. After navigation loads and shows correct direction on the screen all I get for voice is "your destination is on your left". It just repeats that continuously over and over again. Extremely annoying. I am using HTC EVO 4g LTE on Sprint network. With software version 1.13.651.1.710RD. Phone is rooted.
Re: Google Maps Navigation speech hangs / repeats continuously AaronW 10/14/12 5:12 PM
I am also having the problem on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus running the stock Jelly Bean ROM. One person reported that deleting all of the files in the speech folder fixes it so I will try this to see if it works. Clearing the cache does not solve the problem.
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