Motorola RhoMobile Suite v2.1.1


  1. Description
  2. Device Compatibility
  3. Release Notes
  4. Components
  5. Installation
  6. Usage Notes
  7. Known Issues
  8. Supported Ciphers


Thank you for selecting Motorola as your mobility solution tool provider. User friendly mobile applications are key to leveraging the power, value and return on investment of your mobile solutions and with Motorola RhoMobile Suite you can significantly reduce the time and cost associated with mobile application development.

RhoMobile Suite allows you to create flexible, OS-independent, hardware-agnostic applications that look, feel and act the same on every supported device. You can rapidly create robust mobile applications that can include a wide range of advanced data capture capabilities. Whether you want to streamline your warehouse, delivery or service operations or enable more robust asset tracking & visibility, Motorola RhoMobile Suite will help you get your enterprise mobility solution up and running.

Device Compatibility

RhoMobile Suite supports iOS, Android, Windows Embedded Handheld, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7 development. On MSI devices the Rhomobile Suite supports Android, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Windows CE 6 and up.

Not all APIs will be available on every supported platform, please refer to The online API compatibility document ( for a comprehensive list.

Consumer Devices

This software release has been approved with the following devices from other manufacturers

Manufacturer Device Operating System(s)
Apple iPod Touch
iPhone 3Gs
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPad Family
iOS 4.x,
iOS 5.x,
iOS 6.x
Android Devices Android Devices Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android 4.1 (Jellybean)
RIM Blackberry Devices Blackberry OS
4.6, 4.7, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1
Windows Phone 7 Devices Windows Phone 7 Devices Windows Phone 7.x

Motorola Solutions Devices

This software release has been approved for use with the following Motorola Solutions Enterprise Mobility devices.

Device family Device Operating System(s)
ES400 ES400 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
ET1 ET1 (Enterprise Tablet) Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
MC2100 MC2100, MC2180 Windows CE 6.0 Core
MC3100 MC3100R, MC3100S, MC3190G, MC3190R, MC3190S Windows CE 6.0 Professional
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC55 MC5574, MC5590 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC55A0 MC55A0 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC55N0 MC55N0 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC65 MC659B Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC75 MC7596, MC7598 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC75a MC75A0, MC75A6, MC75A8 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC9100 MC9190-G Windows CE 6.0 Professional
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
MC9500 MC9590, MC9596, MC9598, MC959B (WM6.1) Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
VC6000 VC6000, VC6096 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

Note: Full Support for MK3000 / MK4000 devices is not available in this release; please use RhoElements until support is returned in future versions.


Motorola RhoMobile Suite has been approved to run on the following localized device operating systems:
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean (Windows Embedded Handheld Only)
  • Japanese

Approved localized operating systems can be obtained from Support Central.

Non-Motorola Solutions Devices

Motorola RhoMobile Suite will also run on competitor devices running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.

Release Notes

Version 2.1.1

Version 2.0.5

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Components of RhoMobile Suite

PC Components

If the default install location is not changed, the components are installed in the following folders:

Component Location
RhoStudio C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\rhostudio
RhoConnect C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems\rhoconnect
GNU make C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\make-3.81
Redis database C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\redis-2.4.0
RhoMobile application to build Shared Runtime C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\RhoElements2
Pre-built Shared Runtimes C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\RhoElements2 Shared Runtime
RhoMobile sample applications C:\MotorolaRhoMobileSuite2.1.1.7\samples

Device components for Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE devices:

Component Location
Runtime Executable \Program Files\RhoElements\
ActiveX* & Rendering Engine Libraries \Program Files\RhoElements\Bin
Default Configuration Files \Program Files\RhoElements\Config
Default HTML Files \Program Files\RhoElements\HTML
Default Image Files \Program Files\RhoElements\Image
MPM accessory libraries \Program Files\RhoElements\MPM
NPAPI Plugin Directory \Program Files\RhoElements\NPAPI
EMML Plugin Libraries \Program Files\RhoElements\Plugin
Files required for Ruby Wrapper \Program Files\RhoElements\rho

* The ActiveX components (NoSIP.dll, PocketBrowser.dll and CeODAX.dll) are provided solely for backwards compatibility with code written for PocketBrowser. In RhoElements their functionality has been replaced by JavaScript objects, see the help file for more information.

Device components for Android devices:

Component Location
Runtime Executable Internal device storage
Rendering Engine Libraries Internal device storage
Configuration Files \Android\data\com.motorolasolutions.rhoelements
Default HTML Files \Android\data\com.motorolasolutions.rhoelements
Default Image Files \Android\data\com.motorolasolutions.rhoelements\images
NPAPI Plugin Directory Internal device memory
APD Support Files \Android\data\com.motorolasolutions.rhoelements\APD
Feature Demo Files \Android\data\com.motorolasolutions.rhoelements\Demos\FeatureDemo

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Instructions for installing RhoMobile Suite including all its components (RhoElements, Rhodes, RhoConnect, runtimes) on both Windows and Mac can be found in the online installation instructions (

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Usage Notes

Usage Notes for Rhodes Applications

Motorola RhoMobileSuite ships with version 3.4.2 of Rhodes. The latest guides and information on supported platforms is available at

Usage Notes for RhoConnect

Motorola RhoMobileSuite ships with version 3.3.2 of RhoConnect. The latest guides and information on supported platforms is available at

Usage Notes for RhoStudio

Motorola RhoMobileSuite ships with RhoStudio. The latest guides and information on supported platforms is available at

Usage Notes for RhoElements applications using Motorola WebKit

Interaction with Datawedge

In order to run RhoElements alongside DataWedge please configure a DataWedge profile as documented under the 'Profile Configuration Menu' page in the DW help file under the following scenarios:
You can also refer to the RhoElements scanner documentation page for step by step instructions on how to do this.

Localized Builds


Module specific notes

Device specific notes


Memory Considerations

Rendering Engine

HTML5 Features / CSS functionality in the Motorola WebKit browser

SVG Applications

Configuration Options

Backward compatibility with the Internet Explorer rendering engine

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Known Issues

Known Issues with Rhodes Applications

Known Issues with RhoConnect

Known Issues with RhoStudio

Known Issues with RhoElements Applications Using Motorola WebKit

Module Specific Issues

Device Specific Issues


Rendering Engine

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Supported Ciphers

The following SSL Ciphers are supported in Motorola WebKit

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Last revised: 5th September 2012
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