Tag Archives: UMA

Kineto Wireless Brings UMA To Android, Will T-Mobile Adopt?

The last month or so has seen at least two occasions where I, on behalf of the readers have expressed disappointment that UMA Wi-Fi calling had yet to come to Android. Thankfully, the folks at Kineto Wireless hope to change that with the introduction of their Smart Wi-FI Application for Android 2.2. Kineto Wireless has announced that they have updated their Smart Wi-Fi application, which is based on the 3GPP UMA/GAN standard capable of … [read full article]

Will UMA Ever Come To Android? Ever?

Almost exactly a month to the day  I wrote a short editorial about why I think UMA still matters, especially on Android. I don’t think I read one dissenter in the comments who stated that UMA on Android wouldn’t be a welcomed addition. Then yesterday came a report from GigaOM namesake Om Malik who spoke to an unnamed T-Mobile representative and was told that T-Mobile would “continue to support UMA on the current … [read full article]

Motorola Charm Available Now, No UMA Located

The Motorola Charm, that QWERTY little Motorola phone is now available in your choice of Golden Bronze or Cabernet. You can have it with a 3-megapixel camera, MOTOBLUR and all for a lovely little price of $74.99. Unfortunately, no sign of UMA has been found even so our leaked slide had given us a shred of hope. Our prayers for T-Mobile’s first UMA Android device remain and hopefully they shall be answered soon. … [read full article]

Motorola Charm To Include UMA?

Could the prayers of thousands of Android and T-Mobile fans everywhere be answered if this slide is indeed what I think it is? Truthfully, I’m not really sure what to make of it, as I can’t say what exactly “UMALite” is. A T-Mobile Co-Development project would certainly make sense if both Motorola and T-Mobile partnered up to bring UMA to the Motorola Charm. I hope we aren’t making something out of … [read full article]

Why UMA Still Matters, Especially On Smartphones

I’ve often wondered why UMA doesn’t get more playing time in today’s T-Mobile world and, to be honest, it frustrates me. A service so simple, so powerful and yet seemingly avoided on T-Mobile smartphones, save for the Blackberry. I can’t wager as far as to say it’s a hardware problem, or a software problem that prevents T-Mobile and their partner manufacturers from getting this service up and running on Android, Windows or even Nokia smartphones. … [read full article]

Android UMA Phones Coming Soon?

We’ve long heard Android owners cries for a UMA enabled Android device, and it looks like those tears just might have paid off. According to the folks over at BoyGenius, Magenta will be testing UMA calling on Android device starting Q3 of this year (Its about time). For those that don’t know what UMA is, Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) is a technology that allows a UMA capable mobile phone to seamlessly switch back and forth … [read full article]

Wherefore Art Thou UMA?

It is not unusual for me to receive emails that ask questions regarding T-Mobile services and often I cannot answer them. As we are an unofficial site, we are not privy to corporate decisions regarding the future of various services, I imagine most of our sources, and ninjas are not either. In this specific instance, I am talking about UMA and its future with T-Mobile. A T-Mobile customer wrote in and explained his desire to purchase … [read full article]