As of a few weeks ago, Google Navigation and Pandora (or the HTC music player) interacted beautifully on my HTC Incredible (Verizon): Pandora (or the HTC music player) would play music, and when Google Navigation would speak directions, Pandora/HTC Music paused while that was happening, and then resumed playing when Google Navigation was done speaking. It was so brilliant: I could plug into my car's sound and get GPS navigated to where I was going, with Pandora music playing.
Then, the Froyo update got pushed out onto my phone, and now, when Google Navigation speaks directions, Pandora and the HTC music player both pause and stay paused until I explicitly press the "play" button. This can be challenging (not to mention unsafe) to do while driving. Anybody know of a fix, or are we just waiting on the geniuses at HTC/Verizon to maybe fix this in some future update? Super sucks to have such great functionality . . . and then have it go away.
This is Android 2.2, kernel 126.96.36.199-gb7b01d1 (htc-kernel@and18-2 #1), Pandora for Android 1.4.1. I believe Google Navigation is part of the Google Maps app, which is version 4.4.0.