Google Taking off the BETA Tag

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Google is reported to be considering removing the beta tag from Gmail – and other online services – a mere five years after it was first launched.

Google has become somewhat synonymous with seemingly endless beta cycles. Many of the company’s most famous services, including Gmail, Docs and Calendar all still carry the beta tag.

On the contrary the company’s Chrome browser was brought out of beta after only 100 days and has already being launched to version two.

Google now admits the eternal beta cycles could be damaging consumer and business confidence in its online apps.

It’s a minor annoyance and something you’ll see addressed in the not-too-distant future,” says Matt Glotzbach, product management director for Google’s enterprise products.

Read more about it at Computer World

-NKJ

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