Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Talk -- Now With 100% Less Beta!

Our sibling site, Android Central, brings word we'd almost given up faith at ever being brought'ned. Google apps, including the Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Talk we love so much on the iPhone (and iPod touch), are out of beta and high on life! Google's own blog explains-ish:

We've come to appreciate that the beta tag just doesn't fit for large enterprises that aren't keen to run their business on software that sounds like it's still in the trial phase. So we've focused our efforts on reaching our high bar for taking products out of beta, and all the applications in the Apps suite have now met that mark.

Makes the kind of sense that doesn't, but whatever. Opaque, non-standard definitions of beta aside, it's still good news. What's next, announce a second operating system or something?

Anything but Push Gmail, right?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • There is a lab where you can put the beta back on gmail just in case you miss it :)
  • I hope they begin working on Google Voice now
  • Gmail push has worked since day one on the Pre!
  • What's a Pre?
  • I think pre is some sort of ed
  • They should get treatment for it they have options you know
  • I don't think that it's a coincidence that they announce the end of the Beta and beginning of the OS on the same day. Without question both are key weapons in their assault on Microsoft. Puts pressure on Mr. Softie to get more of their apps on the web.
  • the only disadvantage of iphone 3GS is lacking the Push Gmail service. i heard that a new application named GPush can fulfill this function. only $0.99. but it hasn't been approved by Apple, so it cannot be on sale now.
  • i suppose now gmail will be coming out of beta
  • Gmail really is the best email software around, I don't think our business would quite be as organised without it. Any improvements they employ to it are only going to make it better!
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