Introducing VMware AirWatch® Launcher 2.4 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Launcher 2.4 for Android is publicly available. 

What’s New in this App Version

  • Added support for Android 7.0 (Nougat).
  • Added app side support for dynamic whitelisting of settings (AirWatch Admin Console support to be introduced in a future release).
  • Support for web-view for bookmarks within the Launcher app so admin does not need to whitelist a browser app.
  • Added support for bookmarks for Launcher Template mode.
  • Added support to allow GPS settings for users running AirWatch Launcher on tablets.

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • ALAU-169586 - Resolved issue with Single App Mode Quick options UI issues on tablet.
  • ALAU – 169583 - Resolved issue with admin option is not appearing and exit option is appearing on Launcher screen after uninstall and re-install of Launcher app and removal of the Launcher. profile.
  • ALAU – 169582 - Resolved issue with not being able to get Exit option after logout even though persist admin passcode option is not enabled.
  • ALAU – 169581 - Resolved issue with launching Bookmarks from Template Mode resulting in a Play Store lookup for the URL causing and error. This was resolved by adding the web-view.
  • ALAU – 169548 - Resolved issue with improper widget alignment on Launcher home screen.
  • ALAU – 169520 - Resolved issue with notification bar failing to expand when the Recent Tasks list is disabled in Launcher profile.
  • ALAU – 169498 - Resolved issue with Launcher getting stuck in Portrait mode on Motorola ET-1 devices.
  • ALAU – 169260 - Resolved issue where reloading Launcher changes the device orientation and changes in text and image size while in Launcher Template mode.

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Launcher 2.4 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 3.0 or higher
  • AirWatch Admin Console 7.3+
  • AirWatch Agent for Android 6.1

How to Download AirWatch Launcher 2.4 for Android

  • Prior Version is Installed – The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the AirWatch Admin Console as a seeded application.
    • For devices that support silent install of applications, the Launcher application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality. For devices that do not support silent install of applications, the users will be prompted to install the new version.
    • For Android Marshmallow and above, the user will be prompted to grant permission for the Launcher to have access to the Usage Data, if they have not already granted the permissions.
    • For Android Lollipop, the users will be prompted to grant permissions for Launcher to have access to Usage Data only if the admin has pushed a profile requiring the user to do so (more details present in previous technical bulletins).
  • Prior Version is Not Installed – Once the admin decides to push the AirWatch Launcher to the devices, the Launcher gets downloaded to the device as a seeded application.
    • For Samsung SAFE devices, the Launcher will be setup without any end user interaction and the native launcher will be replaced by AirWatch Launcher. For non-SAFE devices, the user will be directed through a two-step process to set the AirWatch Launcher as the default Launcher.
    • For Android Marshmallow and above, the user will be prompted to grant permission for the Launcher to have access to the Usage Data, if they have not already granted the permissions.
    • For Android Lollipop, the users will be prompted to grant permissions for Launcher to have access to Usage Data only if the admin has pushed a profile requiring the user to do so (more details present in previous technical bulletins).

Support Contact Information

To open a Support Request, please call your local AirWatch support line or submit a Support Request via myAirWatch

Best Regards,

The AirWatch Team

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