Xperia is the name of the family of smartphones and tablets of the brand Sony (formerly Sony Ericsson). The name Xperia is derived from the word "experience", combined with the ending "ia". Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB) is a multinational mobile phone manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and the Swedish telecommunications equipment Ericsson, under the name of Sony Ericsson. Sony acquired Ericsson's participation in the company on February 16, 2012. Sony Mobile's current products include Xperia series - launched with Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 at the 2008 World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, which features Windows Mobile with interface From Sony Ericsson panel. The model Xperia X10 has the Android OS. In addition Yahoo! News reported that Sony would line up with Google to run Android on their upcoming phones. In 2013-2014 were launched several models like the Xperia Z, Xperia SP, Xperia ZR, etc.