Temple Run for Android

Everyone waiting for Temple Run to appear for Android, you're in luck as it's landed in the Google Play store. Stolen idols, evil monkeys, coins and everything else is there, waiting for you to grab your phone or tablet and give it a go.

45 million folks with iDevices are playing it, and they all can't be wrong. Hit the break for the download link, and be on the lookout for our full review.

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Temple Run for Android now available from Google Play


"45 million folks with iDevices are playing it, and they all can't be wrong."

Weird. I would have thought the general consensus around here was that they all were wrong, because they own iDevices in the first place.

Not a consensus I agree with, mind you, but just what I've seen.

On topic: The game is okay, but quite repetitive. But hey, free is free :)

I get the impression that apple PR cuts a check to mainstream bloggers every time they include a reference to one of their products. Google prolly isn't that coordinated, so the android writers need to subsidize a little of their income.

Thats what we should expect from people that get paid to write..

i love this game! i played it on my older sister's iPhone 4S and i was hooked. however i had to stop because i couldnt get accustomed to how damn small the phone screen was. playing this on my evo 3d & i feel at home. i'm also glad my Kindle(running ICS) now has the app too. its gonna be a long happy week for the mobile gamer in me! :-)
i hope every one else enjoys the game. :-)

Heck, I sure read the comments. I don't use a barcode scanner and I didn't follow the link. Your condescension is quite unnecessary.

"Not everyone will be reading this article on their phones"

Wasn't intended to be condescending. Felt it was odd that people who wouldn't read the article would read comments.

But if there are people who enjoy reading comments without reading the article, sure!

I have a GNex and I can't find it in the play store either. I tried searching by name and developer. It works when clicking on the link above but its just weird that it doesn't show.

Cound not find the app in Play... So I used the above QR code... its full of bugs.. cant move left or right in the game only jump and the menu screen still their when the game starts. I guess I will have to wait for an update to fix it. (HTC Sensation XE)

Wow its so much smoother on the Gnex compared to the iPhone. Plus now I can actually enjoy it on a high rez screen with a normal size llo

When I click on the link it is telling me that Temple Run is not compatible with my Droid Razr. Why is that? Doesnt make sense

Working perfectly fine on rooted and unlocked photon. No force closes like some people are having.

Right above your post, a Photon and an Electrify, and my Atrix 2 has no problem.

I'm assuming by "FAIL!!!!!" you meant your post ;)

Ok so I'm assuming you saw that the person posted their comment a day later. I have the HTC Rezound and it work fine, but doesn't work on my son's Bionic or my daughter's Razr. So that's why I said FAIL!! I did say all Moto and I was wrong. I apologize!

A little off topic but on a phone like the galaxy nexus, with onscreen buttons, it has been said that an advantage is those buttons go away to give you more real estate in games and movies. Is that true? On my transformer prime, during movies, the onscreen menu bar stays but the buttons just turn to little dots so you cannot see them but I didn't get any more screen size, instead I just get a black bar. I would prefer capacitive buttons in that case.

I hate to say it, but if the app works for the iPhone, it works for all of them. I love Android but getting really tired of "works for ABC dphone but not for the XYZ gphone". And this is coming from a long time Android user, starting with pre-released 1.0. :-)

I hate to say it, but you're wrong. (Okay...I don't hate to say it... ;)

There are multiple versions of iOS, and not all of those versions can run on all of the devices. My son has a 2nd gen iPod touch; he can't go above iOS3, so if any game requires 4 or 5, he's SOL.

My daughter has a 3rd gen iPod touch, and if memory serves, she can't go above iOS4, which means if a game requires 5, she's bumming.

And, it's worth noting that the restrictions of apps vs. OS are extremely common, and due to changes Apple made to the underlying OS.

With Android, however, it's the developers that decide to publish or not to publish an app to a particular phone (Hulu, anyone?).

So...the problem is far more widespread on Apple than on Android, IMO. It's just that Apple fanatics typically upgrade once a year, so the issue is far less noticeable.

I just got an iphone and you must be crazy!! lol. I was an evo owner for almost two years. The second gen ipod touch came out in 2008. The razr maxx came out in 2012 for god sake! Its a brand new phone! The second gen ipod touch runs ios4. The 3rd gen runds ios5 which came out in 2009!!

I agree with the original poster. Thats why I left!

I'm not crazy...you just didn't understand my post. :)

The limitations of iOS are more widespread, and Apple-induced.

The limitations of Android are few and far between, but they're developer-induced. There's no reason Hulu, for example, can't run on my Atrix 2. In fact, some folks over at XDA have it working...but Hulu decided they don't want to support my device. It's not a shortcoming of the device. It's a shortcoming of Hulu. And the compatibility issues are not that frequent...they just get noticed whenever a high-profile app like Hulu, Netflix, or some highly-anticipated game like Temple Run comes up short on the device support list.

My guess is that the lack of RAZR Maxx support has more to do with bugs the developer encountered and will fix shortly, rather than an arbitrary decision a la Hulu.

Either way, this isn't an "Android" problem...it's a developer problem. The iOS issue, on the other hand, is Apple's doing.

I downloaded it directly from the Play store.. after it installed it said "Please allow apps not downloaded from Play store to install". So I changed my settings. Did anyone else get this? It works fine, but I am sure that it side loaded some other malware because now I am getting advertisements in my notification bar -______-

Anyone else get this?

Yea I fell into that trap too. It's a malware version that was released by IMangi Studios (notice the capital M) that is showing up for phones that aren't compatible with the real version. Installed two Temple Run "apps" on my phone.

Jerry can you please include a warning in the article to tell people about a second malware version of Temple Run that is being distributed by a fake IMangi Studios.

Search the play store for "Temple Run" and it's item number 32 on the list. How does google manage to screw that up so badly? The search term and the title of the app are an EXACT FREAKIN' MATCH!

The app is incompatible with my Droid Razr Maxx and my son's Droid Bionic. Were they developing for Froyo? WTF

I love how we got this game as soon as it was irrelevant to everyone else in iOS. Anyways, I never cared for it before, and I played it last night for one round and got bored with it. I can't do repetitive, I need something that engages my brain.

i have INTEL Xolo X900...
temple run is not compatible..why?
having android 2.3.7 version..i love these game..please