This overview of iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Symbian security frameworks includes a novel classification of third-party-application installation models. It also discusses how controlled app marketplaces fit in the smartphone security ecosystem.

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Keywords operating systems, security, smartphones, software installation
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Journal IEEE Security and Privacy
Barrera, D. (David), & Van Oorschot, P. (2011). Secure Software Installation on Smartphones. IEEE Security and Privacy, 9(3), 42–48. doi:10.1109/MSP.2010.202