In April 2023, Zoom released version 5.14.5 for the Zoom Rooms Android Controller application, which is the the final version supporting legacy devices (“Affected Legacy Hardware”). Zoom Rooms using Affected Legacy Hardware running the Zoom Rooms Android Controller application must switch to a supported Zoom Room Controller device (see Recommended migration options below) before Zoom Rooms Android Controller version 5.14.5 reaches end-of-life on February 3rd, 2024.
Note: This announcement only applies to specific legacy hardware platforms
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Historically, Zoom has supported the use of the Zoom Rooms Android Controller on a wide array of hardware. Due to the lack of operating system updates for the affected legacy hardware (listed below), support for these devices will be terminated to enable new application features made possible by new Android OS releases.
The following devices are affected:
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In April 2023, Zoom released version 5.14.5 for the Zoom Rooms Android Controller application, which is the the final version supporting legacy devices . Please be aware that hardware partners may not release a firmware update containing Zoom Rooms Android Controller 5.14.5 until a later date.
The aforementioned affected legacy hardware may continue to use Zoom Rooms Android Controller version 5.14.5. However, in accordance with the Zoom Software Quarterly Lifecycle Policy, this version is expected to reach end-of-life in February, 2024. After this date, Zoom Rooms Android Controller version 5.14.5 will stop operating and show a notification message instructing the administrator to transition to an alternative hardware supported by Zoom Rooms Controller app as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, some manual review is required. Customers may gather data on deployed Zoom Rooms Controllers from the Zoom admin portal by following these steps:
Customers can review the exported data, e.g. in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Customers should verify the physical hardware present in any Zoom Room where the Vendor, Model and Enrollment are unknown (indicated by a value of “-”); the “Assignment” column in each CSV file will contain the name of the Zoom Room.
Zoom recommends examining Android-based devices deployed as Zoom Room Android Controllers or Zoom Scheduling Displays in your Zoom account to identify any affected legacy hardware in your deployment. Zoom recommends customers consider replacing any affected legacy hardware with a recommended Zoom Rooms Controller or Scheduling Display device as soon as possible. See Recommended migration options below. Prior to replacement, you may continue to use the Zoom Rooms Android Controller application as described above, until the end-of-life date.