Introducing VMware Workspace ONE Boxer 5.0 for Android

The VMware Workspace ONE team is excited to announce that VMware Workspace ONE Boxer 5.0 for Android is publicly available.


What’s New in this App Version 

  • BINXA-7987: Workspace ONE Rebrand – VMware Boxer is now officially called VMware Workspace ONE Boxer. More information regarding our rebranding efforts can be found here.
  • BINXA-6979: Email Notification Service (ENS) BETA for Android
    • ENS2 version 1.3 is required to use this feature
      • ENS2 Cloud already supports Android ENS
      • On-Premises ENS2 1.3 is in beta
      • This BETA version only supports Basic and Modern Authentication with more authentication versions coming soon.
    • Next month, ENS will become essential for a good email experience in Boxer, as it is on iOS devices. For more information, please visit this article.
  • BINXA-7585: ENS2 Content Notification Policy
    • Notification policy allows the admin to control what information is shown in notifications. To enable ENS2 and a KVP is required. To configure, use the KVP “PolicyLimitNotificationText” and int values of:
      • 0 (Shows Sender, Subject & Preview)
      • 1 (Default, Shows Sender and Subject)
      • 2 (Shows Sender)
      • 3 (Shows a generic message (“New message”)
      • 4 (No notification, only update the badge)
  • BINXA-7210: New Conversation View GA
  • BINXA-8349: Changed the order of the Bulk action select options to standardize with the New Conversation View
  • BINXA-8413: Default New Conversation View to collapse all messages in threads
  • BINXA-6818: G Suite support
    • Workspace ONE Boxer now supports Google’s G Suite
    • Due to Google's implementation over ActiveSync, the following features in Workspace ONE Boxer do not work: Calendar attachments, Availability Lookup, Folder creation, Email Notification Service (ENS), To-do action, Events Forwarding, Email flagging.
    • More information can be found, here, in the my Workspace ONE portal
  • BINXA-7987: User can set the timeout for calendar sync
    • This setting can be found under Workspace ONE Boxer Settings > Advanced


Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • BINXA-8547: Email widget does not show emails of selected folder of the configured account
  • ASDK-169827: Fingerprint authentication bug fixes
  • BINXA-8525: IRM icon is not displayed
  • BINXA-8157: Workspace ONE Boxer crashes
  • BINXA-8344: Sometimes outbox sync is not triggered automatically
  • BINXA-8143: Mobile Flow card not shown on orientation change after flagging & collapsing email conversation
  • BINXA-8543: Workspace ONE Boxer is unable to sync while syncing a contact group
  • BINXA-8339: User is unable to save change when editing a calendar event
  • BINXA-8198: Calendar widget not showing MDM calendar, only shows personal
  • BINXA-8498: Workspace ONE Boxer is crashing while trying to configure account with SSO passcode
  • BINXA-6460: Workspace ONE Boxer is trying to download attachments while throttled by Office 365
  • BINXA-6936: Workspace ONE Boxer is crashing while trying to open an unnamed attachment
  • BINXA-8488: Workspace ONE Boxer enters crash loop after updating the AppForceActivateSSO key value from false to true
  • BINXA-8440: Beta label on the Workspace ONE Boxer icon is covered by Android for Work icon
  • BINXA-8153: In Workspace ONE Boxer and Exchange 2010 configuration, Calendar Invite > Notes, Text, and Content is removed when received by recipient
  • BINXA-8147: Workspace ONE Boxer is asking to add account on create event page though account is already added
  • BINXA-7870: Duplicate calendar entries
  • BINXA-8422: RSVP response to an event in Exchange 2010 from hero card is not working
  • BINXA-7936: Numbers in calendar entries do not always get recognized
  • BINXA-3591: A complete phone number is not properly linked in calendar event
  • BINXA-5635: Workspace ONE Boxer search has spacing differences.
  • BINXA-7891: Calendar events not syncing to the device
  • BINXA-6928: Workspace ONE Boxer fails to fetch email settings after app passcode maximum fail attempts
  • BINXA-8098: Any incoming email server-side changes should only ask the user to reauthenticate and resync the mailbox
  • BINXA-7291: Workspace ONE Boxer widget does not pick up the application configuration changes made in the console in a timely manner
  • BINXA-7854: Undo does not work after swiping
  • BINXA-7455: When deleting a contact, the information is sometimes displayed as an email and allows the user to delete letter by letter
  • BINXA-1859: Email sound notifications are not received when consecutive emails are sent from other account
  • BINXA-7491: Email content from automated sources are not loading
  • BINXA-410: Link prefetching allowed when viewing email containing prefetch link tag
  • BINXA-8119: Unread mails indicator in email List View is not displayed completely
  • BINXA-8148: Only half of the files section is allocated for files
  • BINXA-8332: The "You don't have files yet" string is not aligned to center
  • BINXA-8209: Workspace ONE Boxer crashes when turning on Mobile Flows


Known Issues

  • BINXA-8649: Workspace ONE Boxer is rendering PDFs which are embedded in a Rich Text Format (RTF) document


Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading VMware Workspace ONE Boxer 5.0 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 5.0+
  • Workspace ONE UEM (AirWatch) Console 9.1+

How to Download VMware Workspace ONE Boxer 5.0 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

To receive support, either submit a ticket via the My Workspace ONE portal or call your local support line.


Best Regards,

The VMware Workspace ONE Team

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