Over the past few years, Google has been pumping out product after product, most of which are still in “Beta” stage at the time they are released. Eric Schmidt admits that Google has been so aggressive in introducing “a blizzard” of new products that “it’s confusing to almost everyone.”
Google co-founder Sergey Brin is leading an initiative to see fewer products launched, but with more features. The concern is that with so many new offerings, “You’ll have to search for our products before you can find them,” Brin said.
Could this mean that Google will start releasing things NOT in Beta stage, but rather in a final fully functional version? I’d say, don’t count on it just yet. While they may slow down the release of new products, they’ll probably still be Beta products.
Personally, I think this is a good move by them, and it shows that they are maturing as a company. Many people don’t know even half of Google’s product offerings, and they could afford to spend more time getting the word out about them to people other than just us techies.