Tetra Lockscreen app gets unpublished from the Windows Phone Store

Tetra Lockscreen, one of many apps in the Microsoft Garage project, has evidently been removed from the Windows Phone Store. The app infamously did not work on the Lumia 1520, due to an incompatibility bug that was being worked on, but for other phones like the Lumia 830 it worked just fine.

Reports started coming in early February that the app had gone missing, but some of it appeared to be regional or specific phone related. However, now it seems that for all Windows Phones, the app is indeed gone.

No word from Microsoft on the reason Tetra Locksreen was pulled, or whether it will come back at a later date. Complaints about the app varied with some users experiencing severe lag when turning on and unlocking their devices (Tetra seemed to run better on devices with modern quad-core processors).

It was only at the end of January that an update for the app was released. That update brought Weather Beta, which was a useful interactive plugin for the lockscreen.

Hopefully, this is just a temporary pull until any issues can be ironed out as the app had a lot of promise.

See the old Store listing for Tetra Lockscreen

Thanks, Mark R., Kris P., and Mike P., for the tips!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.