This article provides additional information regarding the Sophos Mobile 8.6 change from Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to Firebase Cloud Messaging as a notification mechanism for Android devices.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Mobile 8.6
Operating systems Android
With the release of Sophos Mobile 8.6 the notification mechanism for Android devices is changed. As Google will deprecate GCM in April 2019 it is necessary to switch to the new Firebase notification mechanism.
By updating the Sophos Mobile server to version 8.6 this notification mechanism will be used after the update if the mobile device is capable to use FCM.
There is no change required by the administrator after the update succeeded. All necessary changes on the client and server are done automatically.
At least a Sophos Mobile Control 8.5 client is required so the switch is correctly performed.
Related information / See also
Sophos Mobile 8.6 - What's New
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