For months, you waited on developer Imangi Studios to bring its iOS hit Temple Run to Android. For weeks you filled our comments section with hundreds of replies (you kiss your mothers with those mouths?). And when Temple Run finally sprinted onto the Google Play store, you didn’t disappoint. In just three days the Android version of the game racked up a million downloads. And if the graph for new players on the Google Play Store is accurate, it isn’t slowing down any time soon.

For comparison, the iOS version has been downloaded 45 million times in the last seven months. With Android’s larger userbase and a ravenous gaming population, it should be able to match that figure fairly easily. The fact that the game is free on both platforms doesn’t hurt – just ask Rovio. Their free version of Angry Birds has somewhere between 50 and 100 million downloads, and the new Angry Birds Space has over 10 million installs on Android alone.

Most have given Temple Run positive reviews in the Google Play Store, but it’s not all sunshine and roses. Owners of older phones are experiencing some serious slowdown, and the game’s stability leaves a lot to be desired. Considering how long the Android version took to arrive, that seems a little disappointing. Since the game’s launch on Tuesday it has not been updated. For those who can’t see it in the Google Play store or need the 3D graphics to be toned down a bit, check out some modded versions of the game for older phones.


  1. Did Angry Birds Space get 10 million downloads on Android alone? I know when they anoucned the ten million downloads in three days it was on all platforms, not just android. I don’t reember them announcing the number of downloads the specific platforms. What’s the source of this information? Is it just guesstimate? Anyway it’s great to finally be able to play temple run on my phone.

    • The Angry Birds Space page on Google Play current says “INSTALLS: 10,000,000 – 50,000,000”, and that’s just the free version. Premium is another 50,000 to 100,000.

      • Thanks, I was confused since the link only mentioned the cross platform downloads and I couldn’t find any news articles with just the Android downloads alone. I should’ve just checked the store page. I am surprised they didn’t announce this.

      • ikr and i have a android and i was so mad when temple run diddnt work on my phone so i think everyone is upset about it

  2. After all the fuss about the iPhone game I tried it. Played it and uninstalled it. 

    I really don’t understand the success – it’s one of the worst games I’ve played on a mobile device (ignoring ones that simply don’t work). 

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  4. I have an android phone and temple run NEVER worked on it, it just downloaded random stuff on my evo so I do not like temple run on the android. I love temple run on m iPad but that’s about the only place it works

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  6. I found it on “google play” but it says it cant download temple run? Why is  that??? I have a fairly new phone….Sad Face 🙁

  7. Can you download temple run from the maRket on LG optimus gt540 because a carnt find it just the fan app


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