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Android Enterprise Agent Maintenance Releases


15.2.1 (July 27, 2022) - Download the Android Enterprise device agent from the Google Play Store or the MobiControl Android Enterprise Agent Downloads page.

Resolved Issues

MCMR-28315 The agent was incorrectly reporting remote control failure
MCMR-30487 On Honeywell Android 10, the agent was unable to silently install certificates
MCMR-30591 On Samsung devices, data roaming was not working when enabled via the Feature Control policy

15.2.0 (June 21, 2022)

Release Highlights

New JavaScript Scripting Features

The agent's JavaScript scripting feature set has been expanded with more options for automated and powerful scripting on Android devices:

  • Access commonly used folder paths (Downloads, Documents and Agent's external storage) on Android Classic and Android Enterprise Work Managed, Work Profile and Corporate Personal
  • Install, uninstall and set/get preferred Access Point Names (APN) on Android Classic and Android Enterprise Work Managed
  • Display dynamic device properties on Lockdown screens on Android Classic and Android Enterprise Work Managed
  • Install operating system updates on Android 10 and higher for Android Enterprise Work Managed

Remote Control Support on All Android Enterprise Devices via Generic Plugin

We have moved remote control support via the accessibility service for devices enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed to a SOTI Generic plugin. This overcomes Google Play Store’s restriction on accessibility service usage to provide continued remote control support for devices regardless of the manufacturer, availability of an OEM-specific capability or OEM-specific plugin.

Samsung Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) License Support

The agent now supports the ability to activate the Samsung KPE Standard license instead of the Enterprise License Management (ELM) configuration which provides access to Knox-specific features for devices enrolled as either Android Classic or Android Enterprise. As a result, administrators have continued support for their Samsung Knox secured devices.

Note:This will be made available for new enrollments in SOTI MobiControl 15.6.0.

Set Preferred Keyboard on Android Enterprise

You can now set the preferred input method (keyboard) on devices enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed via script commands. With this upgrade, administrators can customize the on-screen experience for their device users.

Prevent Managed Wi-Fi Network Removals on Android Enterprise

You can prevent managed Wi-Fi networks from being removed on Android 6 and above devices enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed. This allows administrators to ensure their device users are unable to remove approved Wi-Fi networks.

Enforce Cellular Data on Android Enterprise

You can now securely set cellular data to be enabled via scripts commands on devices enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed with a compatible OEM-specific plugin. Administrators can prevent their device users from modifying their device cellular settings and ensure there are no disconnects from the SOTI MobiControl server.

Over-The-Air Firmware Update Support on Chainway

You can now update the firmware via script commands on Chainway C66 Android 8 and above devices enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed. Firmware updates can now be deployed on managed devices without mobile worker disruption.

Unit Serial Number Support for NAUTIZ Devices

The agent now reports the Unit Serial Number (USN) instead of the Board Number for NAUTIZ devices when enrolled as Android Enterprise Work Managed. Administrators can use the USN to identify their devices for warranty purposes, troubleshooting and overall management of their fleet.

Resolved Issues

MCMR-26401 On Samsung Android 9, VPNs that were configured with certificates were unable to reconnect when the device passcode was reset
MCMR-28272 The agent was not reporting device location information when requested by the server
MCMR-30449 On Android 12, the agent was unable to install the Antivirus profile
MCMR-30485 The Browser Proxy policy was unable to auto-detect proxies using a PAC file URL
MCMR-31128 The Web Filter policy was unable to block webpages on version 101 of the Chrome browser