For the other two companies named Motorola, see Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.

Motorola was a company that was based in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States. It was engaged in a variety of businesses, including radios, TV's, pagers, and cell phones.[1] Motorola Mobility, the portion of the business that manufactured cell phones, was spun off in 2011, which led to it being acquired by Google.[1][2] Google then agreed to sell it to Lenovo in 2014.[2]

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Notable Android devices Edit

Main article: List of Motorola devices

Motorola manufactured the Motorola Xoom tablet, which was the launch device for Android 3.0 Honeycomb,[3] the first version of Android designed for tablets. It also partnered with Verizon to make the Droid series of phones.[4]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Motorola: a brief history." Engadget.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What Happened to Motorola." Chicago Magazine.
  3. "Motorola Xoom review." Android Central. Mobile Nations, 15 March 2011. Web. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. "Verizon's DROID series: a historical perspective." Phonearena. Published 14 January 2011. Web. Retrieved 10 January 2015.