This problem is mentioned in following sources:
- twice on Google Groups:
- and once in CNet: http://reviews.cnet.com/operating-systems/google-android-4-1/4864-3671_7-35339167-1.html
In short: after update to Android 4.1 you have two voices in Google Navigation:
- clearly sampled, human voice, giving you driving directions,
- ugly, crapy, TTS (Text-to-Speech) computer voice, trying to read nearly everything.
What is the worst, the second voice does not rely on driving or location data received from Navigation. Instead, it tries to read everything, what it "sees" on screen. So, if you have 350 meteres to turn, you'll hear "turn left in 350 em" (yes, "em", not "meteres", just "em")!...continue reading "Two voices in Google Navigation"