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10 Android smartphone apps to help you this summer

There are hundreds of thousands of apps on the Google Play Store and with fantastic devices like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III I wanted to share what apps I use during the summer to enjoy my travels and time off.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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There are hundreds of thousands of apps on the Google Play Store and with fantastic devices like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III I wanted to share what apps I use during the summer to enjoy my travels and time off. Flipboard is a fantastic app for getting the latest news in a magazine style format.

Make sure to check out my full ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog post for more details on these apps.

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There is usually a list of things to get done during the summer and Wunderlist will help you out.

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Weather can be important as you travel, especially if you are trying to enjoy your vacation time and Weatherbug is my favorite.

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It is good to get out and run and Sports Tracker is my preferred workout tracker.

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I like using my Android phone for reading and Kobo is my favorite ebook reader.

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A good web browser is essential and Chrome is my favorite on all platforms.

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I like casual gaming and Words with Friends is my favorite to play on the go.

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My family loves to go to the movies and there are plenty of blockbusters during the summer months. Flixster is my preferred app for seeing what is playing.

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I saved enough money with Tripit Pro that I am going on another long weekend trip this summer.

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Soccer runs deep in our family so I need to stay in touch with MLS action using MLS MatchDay.

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