Kali Linux NetHunter, the penetration testing platform with Android ROM overlay that was initially available for Nexus devices and OnePlus One, as well as Samsung models has been updated to include more mobile devices.
With Kali Linux 2019.2, which is the second update for 2019 of the Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and digital forensics, the most notable feature is the revamped Nethunter 2019.2 supporting over 50 new mobile devices, and fully capable of running on Android 4.4 (KitKat) to the latest version 9.0. for all supported devices.
Offensive Security had adopted a release model that rolls over a few years ago and has continuously kept up-to-date with existing Kali installations, with the first update for 2019 bringing a bevy of new features, which included support for Metasploit version 5.0, Linux kernel 4.19.13 and several bug fixes.
The Kali Linux NetHunter project was the first Open Source Android penetration testing platform, created in 2014 as a joint effort between the Kali community member “BinkyBear” and Offensive Security, the company behind the Kali Linux distribution.
While the announcement of Kali Linux Nethunter 2019.2 specifically mentioned 13 images for new Android versions for popular devices like Nexus 6, OnePlus 2, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, other latest images for supported Android devices are listed on the NetHunter page.