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Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Apps and Google Talk Out of Beta

Google is going to shed off the 'Beta' tag from its popular applications atlast. Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Apps and Google Talk are out of Beta and the" Beta" tag will be removed from the product logos today, Google announced.

Beta version, is a website or online project either in pre-release, during testing or shortly after release to the public. A "beta version" is the first version released for the purpose of evaluation and to find bugs.

Gmail has been in beta version for the past five years. Atlast Google has decided to shed the beta tag under the logo because it puzzles some people, particularly those who subscribe to the traditional definition of "beta" software as not being yet ready for prime time.

Google also says that it will continue to innovate and improve upon the applications whether or not there's a small "beta" beneath the logo.

New Google Apps features are also announced such as mail delegation, mail retention and ongoing enhancements to Apps reliability.

And for those who still like the look of "beta", Google has options to to re-enable the beta label for Gmail from the Labs tab under Settings. That's too good!

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