Getting Ready for Android Q

Google has released a beta for their next major mobile OS release, Android Q. This page will serve as a hub to keep you up to date on Android Q and prepare your devices for the update (expected in Q3 this year). Please subscribe to this page to get notified of all changes made to stay up-to-date as Android Q gets closer to general availability.

 

General Information

As of March 13th, 2019, Android Q is available for users to test on Pixel devices. According to the beta program overview page, 6 beta releases are expected, leading up to GA in Q3 2019.

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If you’re interested in participating in the Android Q beta program, you can review your options here. We encourage updating test devices to the Android Q beta and ensure that internally developed applications function as expected. We also recommended reviewing the behavior changes that affect all apps and apps that target Q.

 

Device Admin Deprecation

As discussed previously in our public blog, Google has deprecated the following capabilities for device administrators in Android Q:

  • Ability to enforce complexity for device passcodes.
  • Ability to enforce passcode changes after a set time limit.
  • Ability to disable camera
  • Ability to disable keyguard features

We highly encourage migrating devices enrolled using device administrator to Android Enterprise. If a ‘cap and grow’ strategy is being employed (only new enrollments are on Android Enterprise, old enrollments are on device administrator), ensure that legacy devices are not updated to Android Q.

 

What’s new in Android Q

A complete list of new Android Enterprise features in Android Q is available here.

VMware application support for Android Q

VMware validates applications with the latest OS releases to ensure your devices will be successful upon upgrade. To ensure a successful upgrade, users are encouraged to update to the specified version of each Android app listed below to fully support Android Q.

Application Android Q Supported Version

Boxer

 

Content

 

Container

 

Intelligent Hub

 

Notebook

 

SDK

 

Tunnel

 

Web

 

Workspace ONE

 

 

Known Issues

Our team is actively testing Android Q to prepare for the Q3 release. Current known issues are listed below:

  • AAGNT-186382: Work Managed using QR code isn't enrolling automatically
  • AAGNT-186310: [Android Legacy] Hub doesn't prompt to install/uninstall app or to update password when it's running in background
  • AAGNT-186308: [Android Legacy] Internal app install prompt gets hidden by Processing Application Install screen
  • AAGNT-186307: [Android Legacy] User is not taken back to enrollment screen after email client app is installed from play store
  • AAGNT-186221: [Android Legacy] Required Device Password for installing the certs notification can not launch change device password activity.
  • AAGNT-186151: Custom Restricted Message is not displayed for Multiple User -> Add Users from lock Screen.
  • AAGNT-186150: WIFI SSID is not removed on deleting the profile in Profile Owner.
  • AAGNT-186142: [Android Legacy] Serial Number and Card ID (ICCID) are not reported by Hub 
  • AAGNT-186321: [Android Q] Beta 3: Unable to perform Profile Owner enrollment due to background activity restriction

 

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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