Motorola has successfully existed for over 80 years. It now seems difficult to imagine that Motorola is the inventor of the mobile phone, and even more difficult to imagine life without a mobile!
It was difficult to think of the early Motorola phones as “mobile”, housed as they were in large and quite heavy cases. Gradually, however, the size of mobile phones decreased, until the process is turned in the opposite direction with phones starting to increase in size again.
Motorola Mobile Phones have been made in different formats, from traditional candy bars to clamshells and sliders. The latter came with alpha-numeric keypads or a traditional and more convenient text input QWERTY-keyboard.
Motorola worked actively on the creation of smartphones, however were not successful with Symbian as the operating system. Their Android phones were much more popular and it is through these sales the company remained alive until recently.
Gradually Motorola saw its market share decline which forced the owners to sell the company to the mighty giant Google. The Search company owned the inventor of cellular phones for just a couple of years. In 2014, the once largest manufacturer of mobile phones was sold to the Chinese company Lenovo. The Chinese have made no secret of their plans and the Motorola brand will disappear from view.