I was just going to post this myself.
Since it'd be fully programmable, right down to the Linux kernel, and there's now a USB Host API (Android API 12+) you could easily integrate the phone with whatever control system you like.
The sky's the limit!
It's their system and their rules apply. Don't like their rules? Get something else. Simple as that.
It's getting harder thanks to Apple's BS patents and litigious nature.
If this sorry excuse is what passes an expert, I think my grandma has a good chance at a new career.
His Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle website is particularly telling. Looks like something a (gifted) seven-year-old could have made in an intro to HTML class.
For God's sake, Microsoft is forced to include a nag screen advertising other browsers (including the ones virtually nobody uses) while Apple gets a free pass to prevent others browsers from even functioning properly on iOS, censors its competitors and dissidents in its app store, and makes use of vendor lock-in wherever it can.
Why the double standard?
You might have accounts at different banks, with credit cards from each bank, but they're all from Visa
Visa is not the card issuer, the bank is.
After all, this is the company which profits from people who are willing to pay a lot more for a computer system provided it is very simple and is secure from viruses and hackers. LOL.
In the case where you have two cards with the same issuer one digit could be used, provided it is different. In the event it's not different, two digits and so on until a noticeable difference exists.
Every e-commerce company in the world that allows you to store your card info will display the last four digits of your card number, because what other option is there? What other unique determinant could you possibly display in order to allow people to select one card from a set?
When the Palm OS platform died I decided, regrettably, that I just wanted to have a normal childhood and study natural science in university. This turned out to be a mistake because the emotional problems caused by my father's abuse and constantly switching schools made fitting in more or less impossible.
After taking a hiatus from programming for about 5 years I recently wrote a very complex scientific modeling app related to the field I was studying. It was probably the most fulfilling thing I'd done in years. I've still got a lot of improvements planned, but it's getting some sales (not like before, unfortunately). I make the majority of my money from programming contracts now and I've decided to transfer to computer science.