I know that you may question whether it's a good idea or not. However, I'm just trying to see the N4 has the same capabilities, as I can utilize these capabilities other ways as well.Google Maps itself gives both voice AND textual directions for each turn if you stay in the App. So, apparently, some find it useful.
I think I wasn't clear on my OP. Let me try again:
On iPhone, I do the following:
In the "Notification Center" (in "Settings"), I select Google Maps, and select "Alert Style" to be "Alerts" (which means you want alerts from the Google Maps App to be a Pop-up similar to a Text Message).
I then set up whatever Directions I need for my trip in Google Maps, then start directions. After that, I exit Google Maps, and go to whatever App I want. Now, while driving, when I am approaching a Google Maps "Turn by Turn" direction, it will pop up an alert that contains all the text of the turn I need to make on top of whatever application I'm running.
Any way to do that on N4?