18 Jan Plan for Change: Intune moving to support Android 6.x and higher in April
Intune will be moving to support Android 6.x (Marshmallow) and higher in April.
How this will affect your organization:
Given that the Office mobile apps for Android ended support for Android 5.x (Lollipop) on June 30th, 2019 (MC181101) this may not affect you; you have likely already upgraded your OS or devices. However, if you have any device that is still running Android version 5.x, or decide to enroll any device that is running Android version 5.x, please note that these devices will either need to be upgraded to Android version 6.x (Marshmallow) or greater, or they will need to be upgraded to a device that supports Android version 6.0 or greater.
Note: Teams Android devices are not impacted by this announcement and will continue to be supported regardless of their Android OS version.
What you need to do to prepare:
Notify your helpdesk, if applicable, of this upcoming change. Starting in April, MDM enrolled devices with Android Lollipop and the Company Portal will receive a prompt to upgrade their OS or device. If you use Intune app protection policies, you can also set the “Require minimum OS version (Warning only)” conditional launch setting to help raise awareness with your end users of the upcoming change.