The base EB installation includes all necessary components to allow a Windows development host to easily build device apps and set runtime settings for local or mass-deployment using Zebra StageNow or a mobile device management (MDM) system. If migrating from another platform, Enterprise Browser also can run apps built for PocketBrowser, RhoElements and the RhoMobile Shared Runtime, making it an ideal path for moving apps to a newer UI, device or platform. For more information about API crossover, see the API Compatibility matrix.
window.alert("some alert message") or
alert("some other message") can result in unpredictable behavior when such code is used in Enterprise Browser apps.
The Database API is no longer supported in EB 2.5. Calls to this API will result in error.
remove()method of the NativeTabbar API is no longer supported.
Support ends for devices running Android 6.x Marshmallow, 5.x Lollipop or 4.x KitKat
Support for Unique Device Identification (UDI) barcodes is deprecated. GS1, HIBCC and ICCBBA barcode standards will no longer be advanced in the Barcode API, and will be discontinued when Android 10 Q support begins.
Android 9.x Pie newly supported devices:
Android 8.x Oreo newly supported devices:
- RS5100 connected to devices running Android 7.x Nougat and higher
- SE4750DPW connected to devices running Android 7.x Nougat and higher
- SE4770 connected to MC33xx devices running Android 8.x Oreo and higher
External Vibrator Cable (CBL-NGWT- HDVBAP-01)
Devices running Android 6.x Marshmallow, 5.x Lollipop and 4.x KitKat
Visit the Zebra Support Portal EB page for the full list of supported devices.
- Supports Pinned Shortcuts on Android 8.x Oreo and later.
- A new Multi-session Guide describes the all-new process for deploying multiple EB apps as browser tabs using Pinned Shortcuts or an XML file. Multi-session support allows EB to run multiple apps at the same time, each with different
Config.xmlfiles and configuration settings.
- The <ShowLicenseConfirmation> tag is now supported on Android devices (formerly Windows Mobile/CE-only), which toggles display of the “Licensed to…” dialog at launch.
- Supports meta tag filtering on Android targets, which permits one or more meta tags or sets of meta tag properties to be allowed ("WhiteListed") or blocked ("BlackListing" tag) from use by an EB app. This feature can be useful when migrating EB apps from Windows Mobile to Android by blocking meta tags or meta-tag properties not supported on Android devices.
- A new <DisableTTSduringNavigation> tag allows the text-to-speech engine to be temporarily disabled while EB switches or navigates pages.
- The new TTS disablement feature is configurable using the new <DelayforTTS> tag.
- A new <DisableASRduringNavigation> tag allows the Android Speech Recognition engine to be temporarily disabled while EB switches or navigates pages.
- Supports custom CSS files for SAP apps running on Android targets, allowing modification of certain styles within the SAP app at runtime.
- Supports a Keyboard Type parameter, which allows SAP apps to select a keyboard, button bar, custom Enterprise Keyboard layout or default IME.
A new SerialComm API extends Enterprise Browser to allow apps to communicate with serial devices for:
- Read operations
- Write operations
- Setting serial port parameters such as speed, parity, data bits, etc.
An updated Barcode API adds the following new properties:
NOTICE: Android 8.x Oreo has changed the way application shortcuts are implemented. Therefore, app shortcuts are no longer supported on devices running Android Oreo and higher. Documentation relating to shortcuts remains visible for devices running earlier versions of Android.
The Database API is deprecated in EB 2.0 and is no longer being advanced. Support for the Database API will end with the release of EB 2.5.
EB 2.0 now supports the following mobile computing devices and operating systems:
- MC33X Android Oreo
- PS20J Android Oreo
- TC20 Android Nougat, Oreo
- TC25 Android Nougat, Oreo
- TC51 Android Oreo
- TC51 Healthcare Android Oreo
- TC52 Android Oreo
- TC56 Android Oreo
- TC57 Android Oreo
- TC57 Healthcare Android Oreo
- TC70X Android Oreo
- TC75X Android Oreo
- TC72 Android Oreo
- TC77 Android Oreo
- VC80X Android Oreo
- WT6000 Android Nougat
Enterprise Browser 2.0.1 (and later) adds support for the following devices:
EB 2.0 is now supported for use with the following scanners when connected to Zebra devices and operating systems listed:
Handheld Scanner Support
- DS2278 support added for use with Android Nougat devices
- LI3678 support added for use with Android Nougat devices
See all supported Zebra devices.
- Android apps running on EB 2.0 (and higher) can use substitution variables to simplify file-path coding.
- An enhanced SAP support bundle includes ready-to-use config files for SAP ITSmobile apps, simplifying device set-up for SAP customers. SAP config files can be modified for specific use cases. SAP-specific features:
- UI auto-customization via ViewPort
- SAP button height adjustment
- Ready-to-use function key layouts
- Transparent keyboards for WT6000
- Button keyboard show/hide feature mapped to hardware key
- Ready to use with DataWedge scanning
- Ready-to-use indicator buttons
- Hardware keys remapped to quit, back, zoom in, zoom out actions
- Orientation can be locked in portrait or landscape modes
- Option to hide the system/nav bar (HOME, BACK and RECENT buttons)
- Now supports Voice Input and Output controllable using the following new
- <TTSEnabled> - Controls whether text-to-speech capabilities are enabled in the app.
- <TTSVolume> - Used to set the volume level for text-to-speech output.
- <TTSPitch> - Used to set the pitch for text-to-speech output.
- <TTSRate> - Used to set the speed for synthesized speech output.
- <TTSLanguage> - Used to set the language for text-to-speech input and synthesized output.
- <TTSEnginePreference> - Allows a third-party speech recognition engine to be selected if an engine other than the Google TTS engine is desired.
- <TTSEngine> - Used to specify the package name when a TTS engine other than Google TTS (
com.google.android.tts) is used.
- <asrenabled> - Controls whether Android Speech Recognition (ASR) features are enabled in an app.
- <asrpackagename> - Used to specify the package name of a third-party ASR engine is one other than Google ASR (default) used.
- <asrclassname> - Used to specify the class name of a third-party ASR engine is one other than Google ASR (default) used.
- <asrpreferoffline> - Controls whether voice recognition service can be provided without an internet connection.
- <audionotificationenabled> - Controls whether a beep sound is played to indicate the device is ready to accept voice input.
- <asrpartialmodeenabled> - Controls whether the speech engine displays recognized words in real time or all at once when speaking ends.
- <asrlanguage> - Used to set the language for speech recognition input.
The following new methods, properties and/or callbacks were added to Android APIs:
The Barcode API includes these enhancements:
- New AimType properties:
- aimType: AIMTYPE_PRESS_AND_SUSTAIN
- scanMode: MULTI_BARCODE
- New AimType methods:
The RFID API adds many new methods and properties and now supports the following RFID readers:
- MC3300 long- and mid-range RFID reader
A new Bluetooth API allows Enterprise Browser apps to connect with disconnect from Bluetooth printers and scanners and to read from and write to them as applicable.
Enhancements to the WebView API include:
- New Method:
- New Properties:
- Other configuration parameters:
- <ClearApplicationCacheOnLaunch >
- <ClearApplicationCacheOnExit >
- <DeleteCookiesOnLaunch >
New layouts for the ButtonBarLayout API
- An updated Licensing Guide describes the all-new processes for licensing EB apps on a device and across an organization.
- New Backward Compatibility Guide explains the minor adjustments required to avoid rendering issues and other problems when moving older apps to EB 2.0.
- New DataWedge Intents User Guide covers programmatic control of DataWedge from within an EB app.
- A new Voice Input/Output Guide describes how to use Page-based actions to enable voice input in an app.
- Enhanced Key Remapping Guide describes how to map hardware keys on Zebra devices running Android.
- Enhanced SAP support includes SAP applications running Warehouse Management or Extended Warehouse Management apps as well as apps built with SAP’s UI5 SDKs and Fiori UX tools.
- Enhanced ButtonBar Guide documents these new features:
- Unicode support, with special keys and characters from other languages in Basic Multilingual Plane.
- New config parameters:
- New Button XML tags:
- <buttonColor> - Sets the color for individual buttons.
- New Properties:
- Show or Hide the layout using layout name
- buttonBarLayout enable/disable
Now supports ViewPort configuration parameters for better screen fitting, including:
A new <LockOrientation> configuration tag automatically fits UI elements of EB apps.
Enhancements for SAP apps include new configuration tags for automatically adjusting UI elements in SAP ITSmobile apps for better auto-fitting:
- <SapButtonFontSize >
DOM injection has been simplified and made more powerful with:
- Page-based Actions, which allow page contents to determine DOM injection.
- Support for EB substitution variables to simplify file-path coding.
EB 1.8 now supports the following mobile computing devices and operating systems:
- CC5000-10 Android Lollipop
- MC33X Android Nougat
- MC55X Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
- MC55X Healthcare Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
- TC51 Android Nougat
- TC51 Healthcare Android Nougat
- TC56 Android Nougat
- TC70X Android Nougat
- TC75X Android Nougat
- VC80X Android Nougat
EB 1.8 is now supported for use with the following scanners when connected to the Zebra devices and operating systems listed:
- DS3678 Ultra-Rugged Scanner
- Running Android 7.0 (Nougat) on:
- Running Android 7.0 (Nougat) on:
See all supported Zebra devices.
Enterprise Browser 1.8 (and higher) no longer downloads as a single SKU for targeting devices running Android and/or Windows Mobile/CE. Separate downloads are now required for each target platform and each host platform.
See the EB download page for more information.
- SAP ITSmobile Usage Guide - Now offers a new UserAgent section and enhanced Function Key Mapping information.
- Migration Overview - Lists all options for migrating to Enterprise Browser from other platforms or solutions.
- Shortcut Utility Guide - Updated to reflect separate utilities for targeting Android and Windows Mobile/CE.
- <DisableHardwareAcceleration> - Optionally disables hardware acceleration at WebView level within an Enterprise Browser app.
- <ClientCertificate> - Optionally allows the alias name of a client certificate to be specified. Applies only to devices running Android Lollipop and higher.
- <DisableAllIME> - Controls whether to use the input method editors (IMEs) in the Enterprise Browser app. Applies to Android devices running Lollipop and higher.
- <HideSystemBar> - Controls whether the System bar (also known as the Navigation bar, which contains HOME, BACK and RECENT buttons) is displayed within the Enterprise Browser app. Applies only to the Zebra MC18 devices running Android Lollipop and higher or other devices with MX 7.1/OSX 6.2 and higher.
- Enterprise Browser version info is now captured in the
Config.xmlfile. On startup, EB apps compare and log information about possible mismatches between the
Config.xmlin use and the version of EB installed on the device. More info.
- <setHomeKeyDisable> - Now supported on all Android devices with MX 4.3/OSX 1.0 and higher; no longer limited to Lollipop.
- <setStatusBarDisable> - Now supported on all Android devices with MX 5.1/OSX 5.1 and higher; no longer limited to Lollipop.
- <setBackKeyDisable> - Now supported on all Android devices; no longer limited to Lollipop.
- <setVolumeButtonDisable> - Now supported on all Android devices; no longer limited to Lollipop.
- <setRecentAppDisable> - Now supported on all Android devices; no longer limited to Lollipop.
- <DomStorageEnabled> - New "enabled" default setting helps preserve Enterprise Browser app data.
The following new methods, properties and/or callbacks were added to Android APIs:
- System API - Added
- SignalIndicators API - Added
deviceHostNamecallback parameter to
- Signal API - Added
deviceHostNameparameter added to
- Barcode API - Added Multi-barcode UDI support, including the following new callback parameters and properties added to the
enablemethod (applicable on Android with EMDK version 6.6 and higher):
ButtonBar API family - Now contains 40 new ButtonBar APIs.
- The following new callback parameters have been added to the
- Callback Parameter - TagManufacturerName
- Callback Parameter - TagTechnologies
- Callback Parameter - ATQA
- Callback Parameter - SAK
- Callback Parameter - ATS
- The default value of the
proximitySensorTypeproperty has been changed from 22 to 65538 for Android Lollipop and higher
The following enhancements to existing custom on-screen buttons and keyboard features for Android have been added:
- Custom On-screen Buttons/Keyboard Usage Guide
- ButtonBar XML Guide - New ButtonBar and Button-Specific parameters have been introduced.
- ButtonBar parameters
- Button-specific parameters
ButtonBar API family - Now contains 40 new ButtonBar APIs.
- Custom Button guide
- Button XML file parameter in
- ButtonBar API
- Other new and updated APIs
EB 1.7 now supports the following new devices (shown in bold) and/or existing devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow:
- TC51HC (HealthCare) Android Marshmallow
- TC56 Android Marshmallow
- DS3678 Ultra Rugged Scanner (when used with Android TC51/TC51HC Marshmallow)
- CBL-NGWT-HDVBAP-01 External Vibrator (when used with WT6000 Lollipop)
- ET50 Android Marshmallow
- ET55 Android Marshmallow
- MC32 Android Lollipop
- TC75X Android Marshmallow
- RS5000 Ring Scanner (when used with WT6000 Lollipop)
- RS6000 Ring Scanner when used with:
- TC51 Marshmallow
- TC51HC Marshmallow
- TC8000 Lollipop
Enterprise Browser 1.7 now permits many features of the Android WebView to be controlled through the
Config.xml file, helping to simplify access to device- and web-related security capabilities and user-experience features. EB 1.7 also increases the methods and properties provided in the WebView API.
These tags apply only to devices running KitKat and higher.
- <LayoutLeft> - Optionally sets the horizontal start position of an EB app
- <LayoutTop> - Optionally sets the vertical start position of an EB app
- <LayoutWidth> - Optionally sets the width (not to exceed device screen width)
- <LayoutHeight> - Optionally sets the height (not to exceed device screen height)
<customxmlfile> - specifies the location of the
elements.js) into the DOM of every HTML page when it's not otherwise possible or convenient to edit the source.
The following new substitution variables are now supported by Enterprise Browser for use in Config.xml parameters:
- %PRIMARYDIR% - resolves to the root directory of internal device storage (i.e.
- %SECONDARYDIR% - resolves to the root directory of external storage (i.e.
- %PERSISTCONFDIR% - resolves to a directory that persists after an Enterprise Reset of the device (i.e.
For details, see the Config.xml Reference.
- <ApplicationCacheEnabled> - allows an HTML5 app to be stored locally for off-line operation, improved speed and reduced server load.
- <ApplicationCacheOnExit> - controls whether to erase a cached HTML5 app upon exiting it.
- <SetCacheMode> - controls rules for loading pages from cache vs. loading from the server.
- <DeleteCacheOnExit> - controls whether to erase contents of the browser cache when exiting an app.
- <DomStorageEnabled> - controls whether application data is stored locally using HTML5 Web Storage.
- <DatabaseEnabled> - controls whether to enable the WebSQL database.
- <GeoLocationEnabled> - controls whether location data from the device can be consumed by the EB app.
- <SaveFormData> - determines whether an app will retain data entered by a user into forms, checkboxes and other input elements.
- <BlockNetworkImage> - prevents the app from loading images over a network while allowing non-image resources to load.
- <BlockNetworkLoads> - prevents the app from loading all network resources, including images.
- <ClearWebData> - determines whether WebView data stored by the EB app will be retained when app returns to the foreground after the device HOME key is pressed.
- <NavigateToHomePage> - causes an EB app to display its Start Page when the app returns to the foreground.
- <MixedContentMode> - security feature that can prevent loading of content from insecure sites.
- <WebFilteringEnabled> - controls whether web sites will be filtered by the addresses specified in the related tags (below).
- <WhiteListingUrls> - explicitly allows one or more websites to be visited by an app.
- <BlackListingUrls> - explicitly blocks one or more websites.
- <DeleteCookiesOnExit> - automatically erases cookies stored by Enterprise Browser when exiting.
- <BackgroundColor> - controls the color of the screen in areas apart from those of the app (if not already set by HTML).
- <WebPageCapture> - diagnostic tool captures screenshots and source files for all app screens.
- <setHomeKeyDisable> - prevents the HOME key (or capacitive button) on the device from exiting the current app.
- <setStatusBarDisable> - prevents the status bar from being displayed (either automatically or by dragging down from the top of the screen).
- <setBackKeyDisable> - disables the BACK key (or capacitive button), which could otherwise exit the current app and invoke the previously active app or Launcher screen.
- <setVolumeButtonDisable> - prevents the user from controlling the speaker volume using device hardware keys.
- <setRecentAppDisable> - prevents display of the Recent Apps list, which could otherwise allow the user exit the current app by selecting one from the "recents" list.
- An updated WebView API provides programmatic control over the Android WebView using new clearApplicationCache, clearCache, clearHistory, clearCookies, resizeWebviewLayout and resetWebviewLayout methods, and blockNetworkImage, blockNetworkLoads and contentHeight properties.
- An updated Device API - adds a reboot method for Android.
- An updated SIP API - adds disableAIIIME and resetToDefault methods for Android.
- An updated RemoteNotification API - introduces a cancelNotification method and isLEDSupported, isBeepSupported and isVibrateSupported properties for Android.
- An updated Barcode API - gives Android devices new resetToDefault and isParamSupported methods and properties for aimType, timesAimDuration, sameSymbolTimeout, differentSymbolTimeout, picklistEx, decodeLEDtime, decodeLEDFeedback, decodeLEDFeedbackMode, OneDQuietZoneLevel and PoorQualityDecideZoneLevel.
A new Web Page Capture guide covers diagnostic features introduced in EB 1.7 that can capture screenshots and source code files for all app pages.
An updated Security Overview guide includes the new security-related
Enterprise Browser 1.6 and higher will no longer support devices running Android Jelly Bean. For Jelly Bean support, please use Enterprise Browser 1.5 or lower.
EB 1.6 now supports the following new devices and/or existing devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow:
- ET50 with Android Lollipop
- ET55 with Android Lollipop
- MC18 with Android Lollipop
- MC40 with Android Lollipop
- TC51 with Android Marshmallow
- TC75 with Android Marshmallow
- TC8000 with Android Lollipop
This release also adds a range of additional new features for all supported Android devices.
New Enterprise Keyboard API - provides programmatic access to Zebra's software keyboard and some of its settings (applies only to Android devices with EKB 1.2 and higher).
Updated Barcode API - now includes decodeSound, decodeVolume, decodeFrequency and decodeDuration properties for Android (formerly available only for Windows Mobile/CE).
Updated Scanner API - adds KitKat support for the connectionListenerEvent.
Updated Sensor API - implements a proximitySensorType property to set the value of proximity sensor type or get its current value.
- RS6000 Ring Scanner is now supported on TC75x devices running Android Marshmallow.
- New Enterprise Browser Lockdown Option - integrates with Zebra Enterprise Home Screen (EHS) to provide an easily configurable lock-down feature for any Enterprise Browser app, preventing access to device settings and other apps installed on the device.
The following Enterprise Browser configuration tags are now supported on Android (formerly Windows-only).
<ScanDecodeWav> - allows specification of a .wav or .ogg file to be played when a scanned barcode is successfully decoded.
<DecodeVolume> - controls the volume of the device beeper when a barcode is scanned.
<DecodeFrequency> - controls the frequency of the device beeper when a barcode is successfully decoded.
<DecodeDuration> - controls the duration (in milliseconds) of the device beeper sound when a barcode is scanned.
New Security Guide - explains Enterprise Browser's numerous security features and provides links to their individual guides or guide sections.
Updated DataWedge Usage Guide - adds detailed steps for enabling and disabling DataWedge based on the version installed on the device.
Enterprise Browser 1.6 and higher will no longer support devices running Android Jelly Bean. For Jelly Bean support, please use Enterprise Browser 1.5 or lower versions for Android Jelly Bean device support.
- A development toolkit for mobile cross-platform enterprise apps. Supports all enterprise devices: mobile computers, tablets, kiosks, wearables and vehicle-mounted devices. Supports multiple operating systems: Android, Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows Mobile/CE.
- Unparalleled access to device capabilities. Access all device features, including bar code scanning, signature capture, printing, RFID and more.
- Thin client architecture. Simplifies device deployment and management by enabling instant application updates on devices; ensures version consistency.
- Offers operating system "lock out". Hides access to distractions, such as web-browsing and games; simplifies user interface and eliminates risk of unauthorized changes to device settings. Password-protect settings screen and prevent any app from exiting.
- Full-screen display. Maximizes available display space for a richer, more effective user interface; hides command bar and Start menu.
- Extensive logging capability. Flexibility to easily capture logging information, reducing management and support effort.
- Reduces application and development costs and eliminates the need to develop, manage and maintain multiple versions of an application to support different types of devices and operating systems; provides highly cost effective support for a mixed-OS environment.
- Protects the business from OS market uncertainty. Devices and platforms can continue to churn without impacting the business. These OS-agnostic applications work on Symbol, Motorola and Zebra Technologies platforms of yesterday (MPA2), today and tomorrow.
- Leverage every feature on every device and attached peripheral. Easily design rich applications that take advantage of all the available features on a device and its attached peripherals, including barcode scanners, RFID tag readers and payment processing devices.
- Create consumer-style apps for business Without OS constraints to impact app design, a graphical user interface can be created that is every bit as engaging, intuitive and interactive as today's consumer applications. Provides complete control of application behavior on different devices. With automatic screen resizing, apps can look, feel and behave identically on all devices, or display new features or expand the presentation of existing features to take advantage of larger screens.
- Faster time to market. A simplified application development approach allows for shorter time to market than ever before.