Motorola splits mobile division into standalone company

It’s been a long time coming, but Motorola have finally split their once ailing Mobile division into its own company.

Come January 4th 2011, Motorola, Inc. will become two separate companies: Motorola Solutions, Inc. — in charge of the infrastructure businesses — and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. — in charge of mobile phones and consumer devices.

Motorola currently has two co-CEOs; Greg Brown and Sanjay Jha. Old Greg will be in charge of Motorola Solutions, while the Jha-zilla will run Motorola Mobility Holdings.

Clearly, things have changed around Motorola’s mobile division since they decided to split in 2008. The runaway success of the Droid line of phones has turned the division around so that they are once again profitable.

You can expect many more Android phones — like the Tegra 2 powered Olympus — and tablets to come from Moto in the future.

[via Mashable]