Using Flash Player for webOS on the HP Touchpad
As alluded to above, the Adobe Flash Player for webOS tablets – of which the HP Touchpad is first – is already here, and sits as a native app on the new slate device.
What this means is that you should be able to launch the browser on your HP Touchpad and enjoy a Hulu or YouTube video, visit Last.fm or Pandora and enjoy some music or open Facebook and spend a few minutes playing browser-based games, all thanks to Flash.
You don't need to look for it on your Touchpad, as it will automatically be invoked when you visit websites that require it. However from time to time you will be made aware of Adobe Flash thanks to the occasional updates that will need to be applied to your tablet for its continued use.
Note, however, that you may not receive the expected level of performance from Flash Player on your webOS tablet; Flash on mobile devices can tend to be a little jerky, especially when compared to Android Honeycomb devices, thanks to the slightly slower CPU. The HP Touchpad has a 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is more comparable to a smartphone CPU than the Motorola Xoom's Nvidia Tegra 2 1 GHz dual-core processor.
However, as long as the device has a stable Internet connection and minimal multitasking applications, Flash Player should run without any issues, enabling you to enjoy rich media content on your webOS slate!