In our work, we have analyzed various malware detection techniques and methods for mobile devices and study how these techniques have been changed over the years. The work has investigated viruses and other forms of malware that have affected the mobile market and how malware analysts have proposed various suitable solutions to detect them efficiently. Android-based mobile devices are our prime goal because of high usage, cost-effective, easy to handle and use, and most importantly easily allow third-party applications in their framework. This work also discusses modern threats, the magnitude of their influence, and how they were discovered alongside analysis of said threats. © 2020.