Introducing VMware AirWatch® Agent 6.0 for Android

Introducing VMware AirWatch® Agent 6.0 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Agent 6.0 for Android is publicly available.

What’s New in this App Version

  • Improved enrollment user interface look and feel by leveraging material design.
  • Enhanced Samsung KNOX Standard and Premium management (Requires AirWatch Samsung Service v3.0.1).*
  • Added support for device and Per-App VPN for the Pulse Secure and  Palo Alto Networks VPN clients.
  • Added the ability to hide specific end user prompts in the Enrollment Wizard.
  • Implemented Android for Work-Work Profile enhancements:
    • Added the ability to manage Smart Lock options on devices running Android Lollipop and above.
    • Added the ability to enable system apps inside the Work Profile with a Custom profile.
  • Enhanced Android for Work-Work Managed Devices functionality:
    • Added support for new Android Marshmallow device restrictions with a  Custom profile.
    • Implemented how devices manage system updates with a Custom profile.
    • Added the ability to enable all or specific system apps inside Work Managed Device with a Custom profile.
  • Enhanced Sony management (Requires AirWatch Sony Service v2.0).*
  • Implemented LG management enhancements (Requires AirWatch LG Service v2.0).*
  • Added a suite of features for Bluebird devices including restriction, APN, sound, and display profiles (Requires AirWatch Bluebird Service v1.0).*
  • Added support for the Allow Clipboard restriction on Zebra devices (Requires AirWatch MX v1.9.2).*
  • Added new default custom attribute for Agent Version on Zebra devices.

*See separate release notes for details.

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • AAGNT-176096: Resolved issue with Advanced Sideload enrollment not working as expected for Rugged Devices.
  • AAGNT-176051: Resolved issue with IMAP Email Payloads failing to configure on devices.
  • AAGNT-174935: Resolved issue with F5 VPN Client not binding with AirWatch Agent.
  • AAGNT-175539: AirWatch Agent no longer crashes when deleting app data after having camera permission enabled.
  • AAGNT-174591: AirWatch Agent no longer crashes when applying a Pulse Secure VPN profile.
  • AAGNT-174812: AirWatch Agent no longer crashes when enrolling devices with Android for Work; and profiles and apps automatically download as expected after enrollment.
  • AAGNT-175750: AirWatch Agent now detects compromised apps in Android for Work.
  • AAGNT-176286: Resolved issue with configuring a WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi profile on Honeywell CT50.
  • AAGNT-176436: Resolved issue where unrecoverable error occurs after an OS update on Zebra MC40.
  • AAGNT-176190: Resolved an issue where prodouct state would remain “In-Progress” even though it is completed.
  • AAGNT-176326: Remote Management no longer fails after barcode or sideload staging enrollment.

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Agent 6.0 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
  • AirWatch Admin Console v8.1+

How to Download AirWatch Agent 6.0 for Android

  • Prior Version is Installed – Direct end users to update the app when prompted. The application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality.
  • Prior Version is Not Installed – Direct end users to download it from the Google Play Store.

Support Contact Information

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Account Services & Support or submit a support ticket through myAirWatch.  

Best Regards,

The AirWatch Team

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