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I hear Ubuntu is getting into the IoT fad too (http://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-jumps-into-internet-of-things-with-acer-ge-and-microsoft/).
You can always pay for services the traditional way through a google apps subscription.
Why not just amend the standards to require a PIN as opposed to a static CVV number for online transactions as well? That would render stolen cards useless even for online purchases.
Microsoft's web services compete directly with Google's. From Google's perspective it would have been extremely risky to go all in on Windows with no backup strategy when MS could easily shut off the pipe by e.g. switching the search engine to Bing. Similarly with iOS, since Apple ultimately decides what services to partner with and dictates the terms of such partnerships.
Blame China's gov't. I wonder what concessions they extracted from Apple and other companies in return for permission to operate there at all. In particular, how do Apple services tie into the great firewall? Is the traffic protected HTTPS at all, and if so, is it MITMed by the gov't censorship/surveillance ministry, thereby negating the protections?
Android was ultimately a hedge for their investments in other platforms that they had little control over (first Windows then iOS), a moat around their ad platform. And if this story has any substance (http://blog.gsmarena.com/android-reportedly-overtakes-ios-mobile-ad-revenue-first-time/), their gambit appears to have paid off.
They were pretty much the only ones to react instantly, and it still took them a few years (not until the 4.X series) before they had a 1.0-worthy product. Blackberry as we all know put its head in the sand. And given how Steve Ballmer sized up the threat, it's not too surprising that Windows Phone has gone basically nowhere despite technically being quite respectable nowadays: 
To be clear, most processes on the original iOS (including user-facing applications) executed with root privileges, presumably aiding the very first jailbreak exploit, which arrived immediately after the iPhone's release. The sandbox appears to have been introduced some time later, probably along with the app store. (http://www.cnet.com/news/the-iphones-biggest-security-pitfall-all-applications-run-as-root/)
According to the table here (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9146/the-samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge-review), the GS6 uses a touch sensor, not a swipe sensor.
Any security product has to have thoroughly-documented specifications for one to be able to comment on its security. You can't judge the security of a protocol without understanding exactly how it works.
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