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Minecraft Pocket Edition Updated, Bring on the Compasses, Clocks and Powered Rails!

Back when Minecraft Pocket Edition first launched for Android, it was a ways behind the PC edition in terms of functionality that it could put out. That didn’t stop Mojang however, and their quest to bring our mobile creation worlds up to speed continues today with another update. This brings Minecraft Pocket Edition up to version 0.8.0 and adds a lot of stuff to craft.

The addition of rails is a welcome one, but what are rails without minecarts to push on said rails? And what fun are minecarts if you can’t rig up some redstone, make powered rails and ride along your world? All of these things have been added and more, the list is quite long:

  • Minecarts, rails, and powered rails!
  • The view distance has been massively increased. Check the options menu for more!
  • New textures and colours taken directly from the PC version
  • New blocks: carpets, more wood types, hay bales, iron bars, and more
  • New crops and food types, including beetroot, carrots, potatoes and pumpkins. Now you can cook new soups, pies, and more!
  • A bunch of new items for Creative and Survival, including clocks and compasses
  • More blocks and items to use in Creative Mode: including jungle wood, ice, bedrock, shears, dyes, and tall grass
  • New AI: mobs are now more intelligent and you can even breed your own animals
  • A new Creative Mode inventory with tabs
  • New functionality and tweaks to existing blocks and items. Bonemeal lets you grow new cool stuff!
  • Improved lighting and fog effects
  • Loads of bugs fixed, and possibly some added. 🙂

The update is live in Google Play right now, but if you don’t see it right away do not panic, it should be there by the end of the day.

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Via: Mojang
  • Michy

    How do you use the compass and the clock on the update

  • Andy Andre

    how do you get in the cart

    • Michy

      You have to touch it and hold it at the same time

  • Light from heaven

    Hello everyone Naomi from North Dakota here…… How’s life today! I’m better that great TGIF!

  • Katie

    What in the world do clocks do?

    • Ddogdl

      They tell time

      • Retrac carter

        Does any one know how to find carrots and potatoes on pe

        • Sam

          U find potatoes by killing zombies and u get one rarely
          Idk about the carrots

    • Michy

      That is what I am trying to work out

      • jordan

        mobs drop beet roots potatoes and carrots its just rare

  • Pat

    I wish they’d get around to adding controller support. The poor touch controls have been enough to keep me from playing it for any length of time.

  • David Henry

    Whoever took that screenshot has spent way more time with PE then I’ve had the diligence to dedicate so far. After using a keyboard and mouse for so long it is hard to justify the less then optimal controls of PE. Maybe this new version will make me come around.

  • The_Omnix

    Oh minecraft…why do you take up so much of my free time? 😛

    I will say though that I haven’t tried to pocket edition in a while but might have to give it a spin my Nexus 7! Then it can eat my time everywhere I go lol