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History of Motorola

History of Motorola

Innovations & Communications

Started on September 25, 1928 by brothers Paul & Joseph Galvin who founded Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in Chicago USA.

Their first product was a battery eliminator that allowed home radios to run on household electricity. In 1930 they introduced one of the first commercially successful car radios which led to the name change that combined two words 'Motor' and 'ola'. 'Motor' represented the car and 'ola', implied sound. Hence the name Motorola.

Enjoy the video as you go back in time and be amazed at how far mankind has come over the last century.

Did you know?

Motorola was there when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969!

The M-signia has been the Motorola logo since 1955.


Worlds first cellular phone in 1983.

Purchased Symbol Technologies in 2006.

2011 Google purchases Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion.