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What’s new in 22.5.0

Multi-display support on Samsung DeX – preview

Samsung DeX (Desktop eXperience) feature is available on some high-end Samsung handheld devices. The DeX feature enables users to extend their device into a desktop-like experience by connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

You can connect your DeX-enabled device and the external display to extend the desktop session onto the external display that supports the DeX protocol. You can either extend or display different content on the Samsung DeX screen and the external display.

Important:

  • This feature applies only to the Samsung DeX platform and not for ChromeOS or other Android devices.
  • This feature is only for Citrix desktop sessions and not for app session.
  • The Extend icon is available only on the DeX screen. Start the desktop session from the DeX screen.
  • The external display resolution depends on the Samsung DeX device, the external display, and the other hardware used.

Configure Extend mode

To enable the Extend mode:

  1. Connect the device that has Samsung DeX protocol to the external monitor using the cable. You can also connect the Samsung DeX capable device to the Samsung monitor that supports DeX protocol in the wireless mode.

    Note:

    The setup works best with USB type-c HDMI and USB-C Dock adapters.

  2. Open Citrix Workspace app and start a desktop session from the Samsung DeX screen.
  3. Navigate to the toolbar and tap the Extend icon. extend

    Tip:

    To remove the screen extension, tap the Extend icon again. remove extend

  4. Use the drag-and-drop feature to move the application window to the external monitor.

    Limitation:

    Release the mouse pointer at the screen edge when you drag a window to another display. Continue the drag-and-drop action using a mouse from the target display to move the window.

Note:

  • You can rotate the device screen to suit your needs.
  • Adjust the font size for readability in session display settings under the Scale and layout section.

Configure display arrangement

To configure the display arrangement:

Prerequsite:

Configure the display arrangement before you start the session.

  1. Open Citrix Workspace app and navigate to Settings icon > Settings > General > Display > Display Arrangement.

    Display

  2. Select a suitable option. The device display appears either on the right or on the left.

Important:

  • The Samsung DeX screen is the primary display.
  • Only one screen can display Citrix Workspace app UI.
  • You can plug in only one external display.
  • Citrix Workspace app closes when you start a session.

Recommendations and notes

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 22.4.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Fixed issues in 22.5.0

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Known issues in 22.5.0

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Earlier releases

This section provides information on the new features and fixed issues in the previous releases that we support as per the Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Workspace app.

22.4.0

What’s new

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Recommendations and notes

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 22.4.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Fixed issues

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

22.3.5

What’s new

Change in the user interface

With this release, the Keyboard sync option is renamed to Keyboard layout sync and the Client IME option is removed from UI as it is enabled by default.

Old interface

Unify UI

New interface

Unify UI

When the Keyboard layout sync is disabled, both the VDA-side (remote) IME and the client-side IME take effect depending on your device’s current input method. For example, if the client-side IME is in English and the VDA-side IME is in Japanese, the VDA-side IME (remote) takes effect.

When the Keyboard layout sync is enabled, the client-side IME takes precedence. If you change the input language at client-side IME, the VDA-side IME changes accordingly. For example, if you change the client-side IME to Japanese, the VDA-side IME is changed to Japanese too. At the same time, Japanese IME on your client device is used during the session.

Support for an enhanced Single sign-on (SSO) experience for web and SaaS apps [Technical Preview]

This feature simplifies the configuration of SSO for internal web apps and SaaS apps while using third-party identity providers (IdPs). The enhanced SSO experience reduces the entire process to a few commands. It eliminates the mandatory prerequisite to configure Citrix Secure Private Access in the IdP chain to set up SSO. It also improves the user experience, provided the same IdP is used for authentication to both the Workspace app and the particular web or SaaS app being launched.

You can register for this technical preview by using this Podio form.

Note:

Technical previews are available for customers to test in their non-production or limited production environments, and to give customers an opportunity to share feedback. Citrix does not accept support cases for feature previews but welcomes feedback for improving them. Citrix might or might not act on feedback based on its severity, criticality, and importance. It is advised that Beta builds aren’t deployed in production environments.

Recommendations and notes

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 22.3.5 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Fixed issues

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

22.3.0

What’s new

Google Assistant integration

You can interact with the Google Assistant to launch resources like apps and desktops without launching Citrix Workspace app each time. All the recently accessed resources are listed under Google Assistant shortcuts. Select the ones you prefer to add as a shortcut.

For more information, see Google Assistant integration section.

Use the latest version

This feature helps you to use the latest version of Citrix Workspace app. When you launch the Citrix Workspace app, the in-app prompt asks you to update to the latest version.

For more information, see Use the latest version.

Recommendations and notes

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 22.3.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Fixed issues

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

22.2.0

What’s new

Accessing recent apps by long-press gesture

With this release, you can access a list of recently launched apps and desktops for quick access when you use the long-press gesture on the Citrix Workspace app icon.

long-press

Migration from on-premises to cloud account

Administrators can seamlessly migrate the end users from an on-premises StoreFront store URL to a Workspace URL. Administrators can do the migration with minimum end user interaction using the Global App Configuration Service.

For more information, see Migration from on-premises to cloud account.

Service continuity

Service continuity removes or minimizes the dependency on the availability of components that are involved in the connection process. Users can launch their virtual apps and desktops regardless of the health status of the cloud services.

For more information, see Service continuity section in the Citrix Workspace documentation.

Fixed issues

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

21.12.0

What’s new

Support for Zebra workstation connect

With this release, we introduce compatibility with Zebra tablet features - desktop launcher and experience in desktop mode. The user experience of the Android tablet is mirrored on the client monitor with Zebra Workspace Connector.

Citrix Workspace app supports the following Zebra devices:

  • EC50, EC55, ET56 Mobile Computers
  • TC52x,
  • TC57x,
  • TC52ax,
  • TC52x-HC
  • TC52ax-HC

For more information on managing the zebra device, see Manage Zebra Android devices in the Citrix Endpoint Management documentation.

Recommendations and notes (Android 12, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 21.11.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Fixed issues

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

21.11.0

What’s new

Allow access to manage all files

With this release, we have introduced the permission option – Allow access to manage all files. We recommend that you enable this permission for optimal performance. Your files remain secure. Allow access to manage all files

Recommendations and notes (Android 12, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 21.11.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Feature limitation

After migrating to Citrix Workspace from StoreFront, the screen flickers momentarily while tapping the Next button on the Pendo guide.

Fixed issues

  • Smart card intergration fails with Citrix workspace app. With this issue fixed, you can use personal identity verification (PIV) and common access card (CAC) smart cards for authentication. [RFANDROID-8970]

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

21.10.0

What’s new

Free demo access

Trying out the Citrix Workspace experience on mobile devices just got easier. Potential users and anyone interested now have free demo access of the Citrix Workspace app for Android.

You can get to know about Citrix Workspace app by requesting a free 72-hour trial.

To request free demo access,

  1. Tap Request demo access on the Citrix Workspace app Sign in screen. Request demo

  2. The Citrix request demo access webpage appears.
  3. Enter your required details like name, company, address, phone number, city, work email address, and then tap Submit Request. Email address for demo

  4. You receive a temporary user name and password on your work email address. Enter the temporary user name and password on the Sign in screen.

You now have free demo access to Citrix Workspace app for 72 hours.

Recommendations and notes (Android 12, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 21.10.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you’re on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Fixed issues

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Note:

To know the existing issues within the product, see Known issues section.

Known issues

Known issues in 21.7.5

You might see an Auto Client Reconnect (ACR) dialog box when the network disconnects and reconnects during a session through a VDA. Tap Connect to resume the session. [RFANDROID-3574]

Known issues in 21.4.0

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Note:

When you are enrolled in Work profile in Citrix Workspace app, launching your sessions using the Chrome browser from an ICA file in Personal profile no longer works. However, the issue is not present with Citrix Secure Web on adding the ICA file URL in the exclusion list.

Known issues in 21.2.1

When you launch an app that uses your location, the Google Play policy dialog box appears even after setting the location permissions to Allow on Citrix Workspace app. The issue occurs on Android Version 9 and earlier. [RFANDROID-7893]

Known issues in 20.3.0

  • On a Samsung DeX device, you might not be able to cancel USB device redirection if you dismiss the permission prompt without clicking the Cancel button. [RFANDROID-5397]

Known issues in 20.2.0

  • Attempts to launch a session fail with an error message when you disable the Session Reliability policy on an SSL-enabled VDA. [RFANDROID-5065]
  • Attempts to launch SaaS apps might fail in a session running in Kiosk mode in cloud deployments. [RFANDROID-5137]
  • Client reconnection attempts do not work and the following error message appears:

    “General problem, try connecting again.”

    The issue occurs on Citrix Gateway-configured stores if the Session Reconnect option is disabled and the Automatic Client Reconnect option is enabled on the Controller.

    [RFANDROID-5138]

  • Attempts to reconnect fail when you click Connect in the Auto Client Reconnect dialog. The issue occurs in sessions connected to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Version 7.6 CU 8. [RFANDROID-5151]

Known issues in 20.1.5

  • In a multiple store-cloud setup, deleting a store might not remove the Store details. The Store remains listed until the user removes the Workspace app from the Recent tab. [RFANDROID-5043]

Feature preview

Feature previews are available for customers to use in their non-production or limited production environments, and to give them an opportunity to share feedback. Citrix does not accept support cases for feature previews but welcomes feedback for improving them. Citrix may or may not act on feedback based on its severity, criticality, and importance.

Third-party notices

Citrix products often include third-party code licensed to Citrix for use and redistribution under an open source license. To better inform its customers, Citrix publicizes open source code included within Citrix products in an open source licensed code list.

For information about Open Source Licensed Code, see Open Source Licensed Code.

Citrix Workspace app might include third-party software licensed under the terms defined in the following document:

Citrix Workspace app for Android Third-Party Notices

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