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Today we are very happy to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition will be available world wide for Android 2.2+ phones.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Oct 7th, 2011

Today we are very happy to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition will be available world wide for Android 2.2+ phones. This release includes customized touch controls and all the core creative aspects of Minecraft. You will also be able to invite friends to build in your world when connected to the same wi-fi. With Minecraft – Pocket Edition for Android we are taking the next big step in the mobile experience of Minecraft.

Releasing Minecraft – Pocket Edition on the Xperia Play first proved to be a good starting point for us. Lots of lessons learned about mobile gaming and the market place. We have been getting a lot of great feedback from users that now goes in to our development plans. This initial release is focusing on the creative aspects of Minecraft and making sure that the core experience works great on the phones.

Just like the PC/Mac/Linux version of Minecraft we’re planning to continue developing the Pocket Edition for a long time with frequent updates. We’re looking forward to engaging in further discussions with our community as we take the next step for the Pocket Edition.

Get Minecraft – Pocket Edition here!

(Mojang blog link)

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Açaí
Açaí Oct 7 2011, 9:22pm says:

Great to hear!
Downloading soon :)

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Kanealii
Kanealii Oct 7 2011, 9:33pm says:

thought that minebuiler was minecraft..Wtf...

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yohoat9
yohoat9 Oct 7 2011, 10:18pm says:

Soooooo where's the ios version?

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newbie2356
newbie2356 Oct 7 2011, 10:57pm replied:

ios isn't open enough to easily develop on... compared to android that is. That's why android version came out first. Don't ask me when, I don't expect soon, considering there are more android devices available than ios devices.

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Katana_
Katana_ Oct 8 2011, 3:45pm replied:

It'll come packaged with Java on iOS, which is likely to be never.

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Dnst
Dnst Oct 9 2011, 2:42pm replied:

Sorry, dude. Private function.

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xonone
xonone Oct 8 2011, 12:42am says:

Tryed the demo, pretty sweet. Hard to get use to but hey, its worth it.

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb Oct 8 2011, 2:29am buried:

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iOS... FREE to those of us who already bought it. -__-

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Theon
Theon Oct 8 2011, 5:22am says:

So where is the FREE version for all of us who bought Minecraft during alpha?

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Oct 8 2011, 6:35am replied:

they counted these as console ports, not expansions. we were only legally obliged to get all updates and expansions, not ports.

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Theon
Theon Oct 9 2011, 8:51am replied:

"All future VERSIONS".

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JonnyBoy0719
JonnyBoy0719 Oct 8 2011, 5:39am says:

AWESOME! NOW I CAN PLAY ON DA ANDROID! :D
/caps

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trabant14
trabant14 Oct 8 2011, 5:50am says:

any IOS version:D:D:D?

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ArkaZeen
ArkaZeen Oct 8 2011, 11:02am says:

cool!

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N3mix
N3mix Oct 8 2011, 11:12am says:

Free?

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darkside267
darkside267 Oct 8 2011, 12:04pm says:

Wait for Survival mode pl0x

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