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.

operating systems, security, smartphones, software installation
IEEE Security and Privacy
Carleton University

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