Even though Teal Technology still does not make any statements regarding the upcoming demise of TealOS, I managed to get my hands on an insider who was willing to give us all a bit of further insight into what really happened.
Cutting a long story short: my initial analysis turned out to be spot-on. There were no “attack lawyers” involved…instead, it was all about future sales opportunities:
Without listing any detailed concerns, Palm politely but firmly asked us to remove it from our site and to stop distributing it. Since we eventually at some point want to develop for the Pre and webOS, we agreed to remove it to preserve the relationship with Palm.
This IMHO clarifies everything…let’s see how things will pan out for Teal Technologies in the future…