|Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (2001-2012)|
Ericsson Mobile Communications (1994-2001)
|Predecessor||Ericsson Mobile Communications (1994-2001)|
|Founded||1 October 2001as Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications|
16 February 2012 as Sony Mobile Communications
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Sony Mobile Communications Inc. is a multinational telecommunications company founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and Ericsson, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and wholly owned by Sony. Sony Ericsson was headquartered in Hammersmith, London. It was originally incorporated as Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, until Sony acquired Ericsson’s share in the venture on February 16, 2012.
Sony Mobile has research and development facilities in Lund, Sweden; Beijing, China; Tokyo, Japan; and San Francisco, USA. Sony Mobile was the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share in the fourth quarter of 2012 with 9.8 million units shipped.
After once being known for devices powered by Symbian, the current flagship devices of Sony Mobile are the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, all Android-powered smartphones