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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]

History Edit

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. http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/30/motorola-a-brief-history/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What Happened to Motorola." Chicago Magazine. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2014/What-Happened-to-Motorola/.
  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.

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