The biggest boon in having an HP TouchPad in the UK has been the ability to use full flash sites like The UK film streaming site LoveFilm. Not any more...
Just got an email stating that they're going over to MS Silverlight from Flash. Bu**er.
"The software that streams our online films will soon be changing from Flash to a system called Silverlight.
We've been asked to make this change by the studios - it's one of the conditions for supplying their films to us, because they see the Silverlight software as more secure than Flash in preventing copyright infringement.
Unfortunately, Silverlight software is not supported on computers using the Linux/UNIX operating systems or on non-Intel Macs (those with an operating system of 10.5 or lower).
These devices will continue to stream films for a few weeks while Flash and Silverlight are running side-by-side on LOVEFiLM, but after Flash is switched off, they will only be able to play trailers, not full movies. "
Seeing as lovefilm will never give TP owners a dedicated app, this could be the end of the road for the TP for me.