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Motorola, Inc.
Type Public
Industry Telecommunications
When it was created September 25, 1928

Motorola was a company that made cell phones and other electronics. The company was based in a small town just outside of Chicago, Illinois. After losing $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, Motorola was divided in two separate companies on January 4, 2011; Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.[1][2]

They were listed in the New York Stock Exchange as MOT.[3]

The company began with the name Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, and then later adopted the 'Motorola' name in 1947. They were the first developers of the walkie-talkie in World War II.

On August 15, 2011, Google said that it would buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.[4][5][6]

On October 30, 2014, Lenovo finalized its purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google.[7][8]

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