Gmail and Google Apps Finally comes Out of Beta

Google revealed many of its most popular applications Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Talk had finally moved out of trial, or beta, phase. Gmail, has worn the beta tag for five years. The number of people who use Gmail has grown an astonishing 48 percent in the last year. By removing the beta tag from its products, Google is announcing, in its own unique way, that it’s ready to get serious about this market.

Google’s engineers merely looked over the products and were satisfied that our efforts on reaching our high bar for taking our products out of beta, and all the applications in the Apps suite have now met that mark.

Google Apps already enjoys a nice customer base; the search giant claims that some 1.75 million companies use its suite of enterprise software at the moment.