24 October 2018
Motorola is turning 90 years old on September 25 and it will proceed further with its long history of innovation. During the launch of its first Android One smartphone in India, the company briefly put its history to the event. In the US, the company is celebrating this important milestone by giving some discounts on its latest smartphones.
At the One Power launch, Prashanth Mani, Country Head of Motorola India said,
I am excited to share Motorola’s 90 years anniversary in the industry. It’s a legacy that’s marked by disruption, innovation, and some of the most iconic devices of all time.
Motorola has seen 9 decades of improvements and innovations and that’s indeed a fact that 90 years is a milestone that a few companies reach. From bringing up the first handheld phone to becoming a reputable name in the smartphones industry, Motorola has seen different phases. Motorola created the world’s first commercial portable cellular phones while being instrumental in network development.
Founded in 1928 as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, Motorola’s first ever product was a battery eliminator. In 1930, it introduced one of the first ever car radios. In 1943, the company changes its name to Motorola and became public as well. In 1947, the company’s main aim was to produce and sell televisions and radios. In 1940, the company created the first walkie-talkie, the SCR-300. In 1956, the first-ever pager was introduced. In its list of another first, the company launched the world’s first large screen cordless, portable television.
In 2011, Motorola Mobility was acquired by Google for $12.5 billion. Later in 2014, the company was acquired by Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Google maintained ownership of the vast majority of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio.
Motorola has covered a very long way and is also looking forward to writing many more years in its history of success. Motorola says it will continue to create the future of mission-critical communications, services, and software and will never stop advancing the lifeline.