What’s new

What’s new in 3.13.9

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

What’s new in 3.13.8

File type association support for StoreFront

When you publish applications, you associate them with certain file types present on the server. By doing so, you are redirecting the content from the user device to the server. Devices running Receiver for Android open files of an associated type with a specific published application. For example, when users double-click an email attachment, the attachment opens in the associated application.

For more information, see Accessing files using file type association.

Support to pin on Chromebook

Shortcuts to your favorite apps and desktops are automatically available from the Chrome App Launcher after you add your account to Citrix Receiver for Android running on a Chromebook – not only when you’re connecting to StoreFront, but also to XenApp Services Sites (formerly known as PNA accounts).

Note:

This feature is not supported on Web Interface.

What’s new in 3.13.7

NetScaler Compatibility Mode

The option NetScaler Compatibility Mode is available to address the TLS handshake failure or 41E Error code when connecting through earlier versions of NetScaler. For more information on the TLS handshake failure, see Knowledge Center article CTX221453. By default, the TLS versions is set to TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2.

What’s new in 3.13.6

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

What’s new in 3.13.5

Add favorite apps and desktops to Chrome Launcher

After adding your account to Citrix Receiver for Android running on a Chromebook, all your favorite apps and desktops are automatically added to the Chrome Launcher for quick access.

HTTPS support for Citrix Ready workspace hub

HTTPS connections are now supported between Citrix Receiver for Android and Citrix Ready workspace hub.

What’s new in 3.13.4

Support for Citrix Ready workspace hub

Built on the Raspberry Pi 3 platform, the Citrix Ready workspace hub provides a secure connection to authorized apps and data. Citrix Receiver for Android supports user authentication to Citrix Ready workspace hubs as an experimental feature.

With this release, Citrix Receiver for Android supports Citrix Casting. Citrix Casting makes it possible for users to securely and seamlessly move virtual app and desktop sessions from a mobile device to a Citrix Ready workspace hub using session roaming and wireless docking. Session roaming enables your phone to authenticate to a Citrix Ready workspace hub and securely roam the user session to the workspace hub. Wireless docking allows users to interact with their phone and cast any app or desktop session to any workspace hub around them.

Dynamic permissions

Previously, Citrix Receiver for Android was asking for all permissions during installation. With this release, running on Android 6.x devices and later, Citrix Receiver dynamically prompts for permissions when needed for SD card access, location, and phone access.

Edit gateways and authentication types

Users can now edit the preferred gateway and the authentication type after adding an account.

Note:

Citrix Receiver populates all authentication types published by StoreFront. Users have to contact their administrator to get the supported authentication types for the selected gateway.

What’s new in 3.13.3

Session launch with untrusted certificate

In response to popular request, users can now launch sessions with an untrusted certificate.

Note:

Accepting an untrusted certificate is a risk. Administrators should push trusted certificates by other means (email, download links, existing MDM, etc.) if possible.

Simplified log on

After logging on for the first time, Citrix Receiver for Android autopopulates the user name and domain fields on the logon screen for easier log on.

QR codes for Workspace hub

Citrix Receiver for Android now detects Workspace hub using QR codes.

What’s new in 3.13.2

Keyboard layout synchronization

Starting with this release, Citrix Receiver for Android provides dynamic synchronization of the keyboard layout from the client to the VDA in a session. This enables users to switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the client device, providing a consistent user experience when, for example, switching the keyboard layout from English to Spanish. When users switch layouts, they briefly see a message while the synchronization is in progress. They can then continue working with the new keyboard layout.

Note:

This feature works only on soft keyboards on the device, not external keyboards. The “Use Client IME” checkbox in Setting in Citrix Receiver for Android must be checked to enable this feature.

Use the web interface for logging on

Citrix Receiver for Android 3.13.2 allows users to use a web browser to log on rather than the native UI for certain earlier setups.

What’s new in 3.13.1

New UI for Citrix Receiver for Android

The Citrix Receiver for Android user interface (UI) has been redesigned based on the extensive feedback provided by the user community, and in accordance with Google’s new Material Design guidelines for Android applications.

Some benefits offered by the new user experience are:

  • A more streamlined workflow for all tasks. It’s now easier to do things users require so they can be more productive.
  • Navigational guidelines to get acquainted with the new UI.
  • Feedback support now provided within the app to reach out to Citrix with automatic log collection.
  • Android Toasts and Snackbars at various places to help identity the operation status as well as Undo operations.

Support for Citrix Ready workspace hub

Built on the Raspberry Pi 3 platform, the Citrix Ready workspace hub provides a secure connection to authorized apps and data. With this release, Citrix Receiver for Android supports user authentication to Citrix Ready workspace hubs as an experimental feature. This allows authenticated users to cast their sessions to a hub. The feature is disabled by default.

Note:

Location permission is required for the Citrix Ready workspace hub experimental feature. You can deny this permission if there are no workspace hubs present.

DTLS Support over Adaptive Transport

DTLS support has been enabled for adaptive transport using NetScaler Gateway. To use DTLS, ensure that EDT is enabled in the Settings menu of Citrix Receiver for Android.

Recommended verification scenarios for DTLS support:

  • Use the Store URL to add the store and launch sessions.
  • Configure the adaptive transport policy and experience XenApp and XenDesktop sessions through EDT instead of TCP.

For more information on how to configure adaptive transport, see Adaptive Transport.

Automatic configuration

Citrix Receiver for Android 3.13.1 now configures and detects stores for users automatically.

Note:

Manual configuration of stores has been removed.