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On Thursday, just 100 days after its initial rollout, Chrome shed the “beta” label. Google, which is claiming 10 million active users of Chrome, is saying that the new browser is ready for prime time, as it has fewer bugs, is more secure and runs faster than it did three months ago.
Chrome’s transition from beta to release version is surprisingly fast. Google is known for keeping products in test mode for years. For example, Gmail, which was first released in April 2004 and has millions of users, still sports the “beta” label.
I for one don’t think dropping the “beta” suffix is going to make a big difference in market uptake