We use our smartphones for games, social media, photography, and myriad other things. Some are practical, others are required for work, and others might be just for wasting time. It’s not a stretch to say that many of us may take for granted what can be done with a phone.

In parts of the world there are people who are just getting their first taste of mobile connectivity. In some areas there are those whose first interaction with the internet will come via smartphone.

Android dominates the phone space. But phones aren’t everywhere. Google recognizes this and has created a stripped down version of its platform called Android Go.

Designed for people in emerging markets, or those with poor economic conditions, Android Go is a lightweight software build for affordable, entry-level handsets. It even has its own specialized apps.

While we might expect to see those phones offered in select countries, you might encounter one along your way — even in the US. Does it mean you should consider picking one up for yourself?

Our most recent podcast explores the topic of Android Go and what it means to the mobile landscape. We discuss its benefits and drawbacks and help to shed light on whether it’s something you should consider for own needs.

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