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To assign applications to a mobile device, you must first add them to the application list.

For information on the different ways to add an application, see the topics in this section.

Android app support

Currently, KM provides app installation support based on Android device modes and OS versions. The following table provides detailed information about the type of app supported by Android device mode and OS version.

NOTE — In the KM's agent application store, Android Enterprise devices show only Managed Google Play apps and Android Legacy devices show only internal apps.
Manufacturer App Type Android device mode and OS version
Legacy (Android L or higher) Knox (Android M or higher) Fully Managed (Android M or higher) Work Profile on personally-owned (Android M or higher) Work Profile on company-owned (Android 11 or higher) Fully Managed with Work Profile (Android O ~ 10(Q))
Samsung Internal All OS supported All OS supported All OS supported - Android M, N: Not supported

- Android O or higher supported with KPE Premium license
All OS supported with KPE Premium license - Android O supported with KPE Premium license

- Android P, 10(Q) supported
Public Manual installation Manual installation - - - -
Managed Google Play - - All OS supported All OS supported All OS supported All OS supported
Non-Samsung Internal Manual installation - All OS supported - - Android P, 10(Q) supported
Public Manual installation - - - - -
Managed Google Play - - All OS supported All OS supported All OS supported All OS supported

Windows app support

Managed Windows apps are divided between internal and public sources. The KM agent on Windows has an Application Store page, which the device user can browse for all managed apps. When they select an app, it either installs from the agent, or takes them to the Microsoft Store, where they can install it like a normal app.

There are two Windows app types, each with different installation rules:

  • Public apps available through the Windows Store
  • Internal apps available through the KM agent

Device users can browse public apps on the KM agent, which redirects them to the Microsoft Store for download.

You can configure internal apps to either automatically install to the device, or be made available for download directly from the KM agent. KM supports two Windows installer technologies for internal apps:

  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP):
    • Appx or APPXBUNDLE file format
    • MSIX or MSIXBUNDLE file format
  • Windows Installer (MSI):
    • MSI file format

Chrome OS app support

Managed Chrome OS apps are divided between public and internal sources. There are three app types, each with different methods for adding them:

  • Managed Google Play — Add an app through an iframe of Google Play on the KM console, the same way you add managed apps in Android. Even though both Android and Chrome OS use the same app store, you can't create one app configuration and assign it to both types of devices—you'll need to manage a separate app configuration for each.
  • ID — Add an app or a Chrome browser extension by entering a valid identifier from Google Play or the Chrome Web store. To obtain an identifier, see Get Chrome app or extension IDs.
  • URL — Add an app by entering its URL.
NOTE — Adding a managed app in the KM console does not add it to the Google Admin console.
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