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Google products no longer in beta?

Adam B. [PersonRank 4]

Thursday, May 11, 2006
14 years ago2,287 views

So I was using google reader, and I realized that the icon changed from Beta to Labs. So I was looking through all of google's lab products, and they all have the new logo. It seems that google is trying to get away from the beta insignia and making a distinction with everything in the lab.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Everything in the lab. But not everything. Gmail is Beta still, so is Google Calendar.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow.. youre right..
its odd to see a Google Logo without a beta symbol on it..

but nice going Google!!

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google Web accelerator hasn't got the labs logo, even though it is in the labs.
Is this porduct still being worked on?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah..
Google Maps doesnt have the logo either

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thats because Google Maps is a 'graduate' of labs and not acutally in it anymore. In fact Google Maps(.com) is not even in beta.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ohh really..
ok.. i thought it was at beta phase and had an upgrade..

ok thanks for the newsflash :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I think it was answered in the Q&A session yesterday. Basically Google say they want to better differentiate between their latest playful lab creations, and tools they plan to release big time to the world. I guess they were annoyed by press coverage putting down beta products...?

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