It seems like it is not related, but trust me it DOES work.
Update -- This morning I went to look for my familiar blue triangle and it was gone AGAIN!
I found out that you have to go into the Google Play app on your phone. Tap on the top right icon for options.
Then click settings. Then click on the Auto-update apps.
Then select Do not auto-update apps. Do this first, then the steps below...
Go to settings, apps, and google maps.
Click the uninstall updates.
It will give you a warning about all updates will be removed.
Open maps like normal.
Close maps and go back to your normal all applications, and navigation is back!
This will NOT be the latest version, but I think it is better...
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