CNET 100: We pick our favorite Android apps


Almost a year ago, we offered our list of the best iPhone apps as chosen by CNET editors. Picks from the CNET 100 series included titles of almost every kind from the insanely addictive (like Angry Birds) to the strictly practical (Still Tasty, anyone?).

Of course, Apple's iOS can't have all the fun so this year the CNET 100 gives Android its due attention. Just like last year, a different CNET personality will showcase his or her 10 favorite Android apps each day for the next 10 business days (today through Friday, July 22). And with each post, you'll have the opportunity to vote for your own favorite title. Then, once the series is over, we'll collect the full list of 100 apps and announce the 10 that you, our readers, love the most.

I'll kick off the 2011 CNET 100 with my top Android picks. If you've followed me on CNET, you'll know when I'm not writing about cell phones, I'm writing about commercial aviation. So it's only natural that aviation-related aviation apps found their way onto my list. I got some flak from readers for doing the same with my iPhone apps, but these are my picks, after all, so I'm not going change now. I'm not much of a gamer, as you'll see, but I am a fan of apps that help me plan my next vacation and titles that deliver both useful and occasionally useless facts.

Over the next two weeks, be sure to check back each day on Android Atlas to see app choices from Jaymar Cabebe, Stephen Shankland, Jessica Dolcourt, and more of the CNET crew.

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