What's new in the Remote Desktop client for Android and Chrome OS

In this article you'll learn about the latest updates for the Remote Desktop client for Android and Chrome OS. To learn more about using the Remote Desktop client for Android and Chrome OS with Azure Virtual Desktop, see Connect to Azure Virtual Desktop with the Remote Desktop client for Android and Chrome OS and Use features of the Remote Desktop client for Android and Chrome OS when connecting to Azure Virtual Desktop.

Latest client versions

The following table lists the current versions available for the public and beta releases:

Release Latest version Download
Public 10.0.18.1251 Google Play
Beta 10.0.18.1251 Google Play

Updates for version 10.0.18.1251

Published: December 14, 2023

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Updates for version 10.0.16.1237

Published: August 14, 2023

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Added support for pen redirection.
  • Azure Virtual Desktop desktop previews are now available.
  • Display now auto-locks during remote session when setting is enabled.
  • RDS connections now support Azure Active Directory authentication.
  • Private Link is now supported.
  • Reconnect dialog now available for RDS sessions when they're locked.
  • Search is now supported in PCs and Workspaces tabs.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Updates for version 10.0.15.1207

Published: October 31, 2022

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Added support for camera redirection.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Updates for version 10.0.14.1182

Published: June 13, 2022

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Bug fixes and improvements.
  • App localized into 16 languages.

Updates for version 10.0.13.1174

Published: February 22, 2022

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Client-side time zone redirection.
  • HTTP proxy support.
  • Fixed an issue where input from the ENTER key was sent twice when using IME on Samsung devices.
  • Updates to improve Azure Virtual Desktop connection reliability and performance.
  • UI fixes and fine-tuning.
  • Enhanced Chromebook experience:
    • Windowed mode support.
    • Support for launching connections in separate windows.
    • ​High DPI support.
    • Addressed Chromebook compatibility bugs.
  • Minimum required version of Android is now Android 9.

Updates for version 10.0.12.1148

Published: December 15, 2021

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • We made an in-session UI that switches between workspaces and PCs.
  • Updated language support for Input Method Editors (IME) and external keyboards.
  • Added support for Azure Virtual Desktop workspace subscriptions that use multiple identities for the same URL.
  • We added a warning message that says you shouldn't use the RD Gateway for local addresses.
  • Added support for the NumLock and ScrLock keys on external keyboards.
  • Fixed bugs that appeared in dark mode.
  • The minimum required version of Android is now Android 8.

Updates for version 10.0.11

Published: July 13, 2021

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Updates for version 10.0.10

Published: 3/24/2021

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Added support for client-side IMEs when using built-in and onscreen keyboards.
  • Added a prompt for credentials when subscribing to a workflow.
  • Improved Azure Virtual Desktop workspace download performance to prevent throttling.
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect command icons would appear in the UI.

Updates for version 10.0.9

Published: 2/2/2021

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Support for dark mode on Android 10 and later.
  • Fixed clipboard redirection synchronization issues.
  • Added clipboard redirection to the Add/Edit PC UI.
  • The Android client now supports the DEL key on external keyboards.
  • Fixed a bug that caused workspace URL auto-complete to stop responding.
  • Addressed keyboard and screen reader-related accessibility bugs.
  • Addressed reliability issues identified by user reports.

Updates for version 10.0.8

Published: 12/04/2020

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Client now supports microphone redirection.
  • New UI for subscribing to and editing workspaces.
  • Cleaned up existing UI throughout the client.
  • Fixed Samsung DeX keyboard input.
  • Addressed an issue where clients would report a 0x5000007 error when connecting using an RD Gateway server.
  • Addressed several reliability issues identified by users through crash reporting.
  • Minimum required version of Android is now Android 6.
  • Fixed an issue where the client stopped responding while saving a file to redirected storage.

Updates for version 10.0.7

Date Published: 07/24/2020

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Implemented full support for Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Rewrote the client to use the same underlying RDP core engine as the iOS and macOS clients.
  • New Connection Center experience.
  • New Connection Progress UI.
  • New in-session Connection Bar.
  • Added support for Android TV devices.
  • Integration with Microsoft Authenticator to enable conditional access when subscribing to Azure Virtual Desktop feeds.
  • Enabled the transfer of connections and settings from Remote Desktop 8.

Updates for version 8.1.80

Date Published: 05/26/2020

In this release, we made the following changes:

  • Changed the client icon to distinguish it from the new client currently in preview.
  • Prepared the client to support settings and connections transfer to the new client.

Updates for version 8.1.79

Published: 03/24/2020

In this release, we made the following change:

  • Fixed an issue where barcode scanners didn't work.

Updates for version 8.1.77

Published: 02/11/2020

In this release, we made the following change:

  • Improved accessibility for users of keyboard-only navigation.