After more than 5 years, Google’s Gmail is finally out of beta including, taking with Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Talk.
Google said in their official blog post that they realized having the word beta on a Google Apps puzzled some people and companies, so today’s moves the firm hopes to eradicate the stigma it had created.
We've come to appreciate that the beta tag just doesn't fit for large enterprises that aren't keen to run their business on software that sounds like it's still in the trial phase, wrote Matthew Glotzbach, Director, Product Management, Google Enterprise
However, Google explained that ever since they launched the Google Apps it had a service level agreement, 24/7 support, and has met or exceeded all the other standards of non-beta software.
Enterprise and Consumer versions Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Talk are all out of beta now
'Beta' will be removed from the product logos today, but we'll continue to innovate and improve upon the applications whether or not there's a small 'beta' beneath the logo, Glotzbach wrote.
In addition, Google has created a way to re-enable the beta label for Gmail from the Labs tab under Settings for people who still like the look of beta.