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Google Brings Apps out of Beta
Software | Reads from WWW
Wed 08 Jul 2009

Google started this trend of having long and seemingly perpetual beta status for its applications. So much so that other startups have copied that 'Beta' logo for their own applications. Well, the company has finally removed the beta status from some of its more 'senior' applications, like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs.
Official Google Blog - We're often asked why so many Google applications seem to be perpetually in beta. For example, Gmail has worn the beta tag more than five years. We realize this situation puzzles some people, particularly those who subscribe to the traditional definition of "beta" software as not being yet ready for prime time.
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