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Not as of 5.0 and ART, which compiles programs at installation time to native code.
Host Card Emulation is actually Mastercard and Visa's own standard (http://www.sequent.com/host-card-emulation/). So they evidently consider it sufficiently secure.
Who says other organizations can't? Google has 40000 Macs of its own (https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa13/managing-macs-google-scale).
Why would one run anything but desktop Windows when connected to desktop screens? Tablet Windows on desktop screens has already been rejected by consumers. That was called Windows 8.
They could have chosen worse. Motorola is just about the only Android OEM that pushed back against Microsoft (and with some success: e.g. http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/12/07/1241221/german-court-invalidates-microsoft-fat-patent) instead of simply folding. 
1) I see a speaker in the center of each bezel. Where would you squeeze in a fingerprint sensor?2) Instead of simply making it easier to unlock the phone when it's lying face up, why not try to remove the need to repeatedly unlock your phone? If I'm already at my desk, I'd rather mirror the notifications to my main computer and deal with them there instead of juggling multiple devices. 
The problem, as they say, is not software patents per se, but rather the quality of patents. Joel Spolsky (former Microsofter) had this to say: "Software developers don’t actually invent very much. The number of actually novel, non-obvious inventions in the software industry that maybe, in some universe, deserve a government-granted monopoly is, perhaps, two.The other 40,000-odd software patents issued every year are mostly garbage that any working programmer could...
Where did you get the idea that new OS's from Apple are free? When you buy a Mac, you're not just paying for a computer with a blank SSD.
By that logic, car manufacturers should be able to control what color you paint your car, or Ralph Lauren should be able to forbid you from wearing certain accessories in conjunction with Ralph Lauren shirts.
 While a SE+NFC combination may be the best option when you have to use NFC, you don't use NFC for remote transactions.  You were suggesting that NFC is necessary to employ a secure element when it is not necessarily even relevant. Secure elements come in multiple form factors (https://www.globalplatform.org/mediaguideSE.asp), and adding an NFC module to a secure element does not magically increase its security.
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