Minecraft Pocket Edition has had a hell of a development cycle. Each new point release brings a ton of new awesome stuff, though. Today, the app reaches version 0.7 and users get a whole bunch of awesome new features. Like fire. Fire is cool. Spawn eggs have also been added. You can use these items to create sheep, pigs, cows, or chickens.

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The new version also includes an in-game chat function (finally!) and initial support for Minecraft Realms. While the feature is currently in alpha, Realms will allow players to pay for easy-to-setup mobile servers that up to ten users can join. For the moment, those servers are free. Nifty. Mojang doesn't skimp when it comes to the updates, so if you're a Minecraft player, hit the widget below or grab your device to get the update and check out all the new stuff.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

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  • MasterMuffin

    Sheep, pigs and cows from eggs? What kind of madness is this!? :D

    • DeadSOL

      Madness? THIS. IS. MINECRAFT!

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  • ElectroGadget

    What's up with Disqus? There were 11 comments here a minute ago, and i replied to 2 of them, but now there are only two comments left, and it's not even the comments from the "other" thread. *Scratches head*

  • Herman

    It's a good day for us, Minecrafters :)

  • Alex Luckett

    Anyone else unable to sign up to Realms? I'm just getting a blank page - no content loads.

    • Jurano

      Its not letting me into realms either and i tried for a whole day

      • Fistinflame

        i can get on theyr page ... but when i click on login it just flashes the login page then immediately sends me back to the opening page.... annoying

  • Herman

    People, if you want to complain about (furnace) bugs in this version, please read this before you do so:


    An update is coming soon :)

  • Metallinatus

    It has been how many months since the last update? All of them?


    i dont know how to use mcpe realms (joining a server) some help:)

  • chey023

    Every day I'm shovelin.

  • Guest

    It will not let me make an account

  • zw

    I cant get in to realms either im on the note 2

    • Arthur Hernandez

      mojang said on twiter that they are fixing some bugs in the servers and should be up some time this week but i really wanna know is how to play local on same wifi

      • BWB015

        If you're on the same wifi just go to where all of your already created worlds are and it's show up Ina different color and their name.

  • zw

    How do you play wifi multi player

    • Zhuowei

      Tap Play then scroll down to the bottom of the worlds list.

  • Floopthepig

    How do you join realms I made a account and logged in but the server list is blank!! Is no one playing right now?

  • Blake Blake

    It won't let me make an account

  • ihouih

    cows,sheeps andpigs from eggs?!!!!!! what is it?!

    • SpazzBerry

      Yeah... Duh? If you knew anything about Minecraft for PC you'd know this by now!!!

  • elliot

    ye i signed into realms but all i can do is create new realm and edit but they do nothing, this new stuff is all a load of crap

  • Guest

    It wont let me pick up water in my buckets an once i pit stuff in my furnace it wont let me take it out

  • GazaIan

    I'm still hoping we can get some huge servers with hundreds of people. I'm always playing on other people's servers.

  • superhutt

    i have the the P.E. version on my kindle fire and it won't update can someone please help me?

    • Laura Paraski Cronin

      I have the same problem please help

    • megaNUTS

      Just go to the app store and go to minecraft p.e and click on download, it should update

  • Aykova

    How do I fill the buckets with water and lava??

  • shiiguii11

    how do u pick up water in bukckets...it wont let me

  • Uclaunicorn

    I play on pc so if you do too put in your mojang account for it and it will work

  • Kenny Gu

    How do you get milk in pe? I tried hitting the cows with a bucket, but it doesnt work

    • Trifecta

      Hold the bucket on the cow

  • SpazzBerry

    Yeah... There's a furnace glitch it won't let you remove materials or smelted items

  • Arthur Hernandez

    mojang said that they are fixing up the servers and should be available some time this week

  • Julia

    How do you get spawn eggs?

  • Emma

    How do you join a game

  • Hugo Trejo

    And still no flint & steel on creative mode gues I wasted my money

  • Aiden Motionless

    Please fix the sign up thing

  • Cool chic :) :-

    How do I get milk in a bucket

  • Trifecta

    Why will it not give me the option to join or create a realms server

  • Joshua

    It won't let me fuel my furnace! I can't smelt anything! It seriously ruins the whole game for me. Any suggestions?

  • Minecraft_master

    how do i friken craft

  • Minecraft_master

    on ipad