When it comes to mobile phone operating systems, there's no better expert than Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor.(Yes, I'm kidding.) In addition to being one of the most innovative musicians and song writers of his era, Reznor is a huge Apple fanboy. However, he's pretty pissed about the way Apple handles approvals for its App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch. Reznor recently railed on Apple's approval process and gave his thoughts on other mobile operating systems in a few recent posts on his message boards. Here's what he thinks of the iPhone, Android, and Windows Mobile platforms:
"I love Apple products and as goofy and out-of-touch as their app approval process / policy is, I will still use them because they work 1000X better than the competition. This is not a debate, it's a fact. The iPhone is THE most elegant, modern smartphone at this point in time and it's perfect for what we want to do with the NIN app -- except for the ludicrous approval process, and that's what I want to draw attention to.
Android is cool, but nobody has an Android phone. Blackberry is OK but the hardware is inconsistent and WinMo straight-up sucks balls. If Apple doesn't get it together, we will most certainly make it available to the jailbreak community. I didn't invest in this app to see it languish on the sidelines from an idiotic policy while this tour is in full swing."
I was kind of hoping Reznor's App Store angst would force him to support Android. Oh well, his comments are honest and pretty much spot on. Should he ever want to call it quits in music, Reznor clearly has a future as a mobile phone analyst. NPD Group better sign him ASAP.