The brand new update from our friends in Mountain View, Android 5.0, is available for download today!  Citrix® XenMobile is happy to announce same-day support for Android devices that support Android 5.0 (also known as Android Lollipop).

Why Android 5.0?

Android 5.0 offers capabilities that enable enterprise IT support Android adoption whether they are employee-owned or corporate-owned devices.

  • Enhanced Security: Android 5.0 enables encryption by default.  Also, with this release, Smart Lock allows a user to pair the device with another trusted device, such as pairing a smartphone with a trusted smartwatch.
  • Device Performance: This release enabled the scheduler to help IT optimize battery life by defining jobs for the system to run asynchronously at a later time or under specified conditions (such as when the device is charging).
  • Task Locking:  This feature lets IT temporarily restrict users from leaving their app or being interrupted by notifications. This feature is largely useful in retail, education, restaurant, hospitality or education industries.

Why XenMobile?

  • Workflow-driven productivity: XenMobile is built to enable mobile users with an app ecosystem that simplifies user workflow.  As shown in the screenshot below, a simple day-to-day task of creating a meeting invite, attaching documents, joining the meeting and collaborating with the team is simplified with XenMobile.

  • Enterprise-level security: XenMobile enables security at each layer of enterprise mobility – device, app and data layers.  XenMobile ensures FIPS compliance for data-at-rest and data-in-transit
  • 1+1 *is* equal to 3: Citrix Workspace Suite is a true convergence of virtualization and mobile worlds.  The suite includes XenDesktop/XenApp, XenMobile Enterprise edition (includes ShareFile Enterprise edition) and NetScaler Gateway, thereby addressing the broadest use cases across enterprises.

The following versions of XenMobile support Android 5.0:

  • XenMobile: 8.7 and above
  • WorxHome v9.0.3
  • MDX Toolkit v9.0.3

Additional Resources:

Recent Citrix blog post on Android 5.0

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