Describing his voice, a Reddit user said it “sounded like a deep man’s voice with a slight Indian accent,” while a Twitter user called it “an East Indian voice.”
The extent of this bug is not known at this time, i.e. it is affecting users globally or only in certain regions. Nevertheless, Google responded to these complaints and acknowledged the bug through its official Google Maps Twitter account.
“The team is working on a fix and it will be rolled out soon. Thank you for your patience,” the company said.
@yegventures Hi, We apologize for your experience. The team is working on a fix and it will be rolled out… https://t.co/ZDkdLvCmPA
– Google Maps (@googlemaps) 1631726478000
Google Maps recently made it mandatory for its users to agree to Google’s new crowdfunding feature so that they can use its turn-by-turn navigation feature.
Google began showing a sign that read, “As you navigate, Google collects details, such as GPS location and the route you took. This data can be used to make information including real-time traffic conditions and disruptions visible to others and help them find the fastest route. ”
This means that when a user uses Google Maps’ turn-by-turn navigation, the app collects data to help reflect the world in real time for everyone. Data used include GPS location, transportation mode, navigation details, such as the route you take, sensor data from your devices, such as barometers.
If users do not agree to crowdsource navigation data, they will not receive turn-by-turn navigation, voice feedback. Instead, they’ll get step-by-step instructions in a static form.