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One of the most popular games on Android is Minecraft Pocket Edition, which is constantly adding new features to bring the experience closer to what you'd get on the desktop. You can already make plenty of materials and play with friends, but the newest update adds just a little more depth.

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Here's the changelog for version 0.7.3:

  • Added sun, moon and stars
  • Double chest
  • Quartz slabs
  • Cooler title screen
  • Many realms improvements
  • Bug fixes

So there's more stuff to find and make, as well as some bug fixes. The improvement to Realms (hosted Minecraft servers) will be big for some players. A cooler title screen, though? That really seals the deal.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Shitiz Garg

    First!

    • Herman

      .. comment to be deleted, I reckon.

      • Shitiz Garg

        It'll live a short and treacherous life, the life it deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

        • Herman

          I'd like to know, what made you comment that?
          What's the psychology behind the comment?

          • Shitiz Garg

            The empty page with the notice "No comments to show" just tempted me too much.

          • Herman

            Temptation eh, so we meet again.

    • SuckmaCocaCola

      La concha de tu hermana!!!

    • RA W II

      14th!!!
      I know the feeling.
      You should see my negative reviews I get =)

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      The thing about this site is that by default comments are sorted by highest rank, so being first is pointless.

      • Shitiz Garg

        Big deal, the hate and down votes makes it worth it.

  • Herman

    Now if they'd just add infinite worlds and cave systems... That would be awesome!
    I love this game.

    • rick foster

      agree on infinite world.

      on android, I prefer to play other minecraft clone because minecraft pe only have a small non-expandable world. that's too bad.
      good thing with minecraft pe it has the best view distance compared to other, made it pretty faithful to dekstop version.
      still, seeing 'edge of world' is a big letdown.

      if they unable to make an infinite world, they should allow traveling to neighbour world. reaching 'edge of world' will travel to other generated world.

      • GazaIan

        Agreed. When you're going crazy in survival, it sucks to know that you're pretty much going to run out of resources soon enough. Also, if your world doesn't spawn with something like sugar cane, you will never ever have sugar cane, and you'll never have sugar. The world may never have diamond. It really sucks not being infinite.

      • Herman

        Oh it's definitely possible to make infinite worlds. The argument they used to throw at us was that our devices weren't capable enough, but with the latest Snapdragon 800 processors around I'm sure it will run flawlessly with infinite worlds.

        The problem with finite worlds is that I keep thinking that I have a limited amount of resources in-game. That shouldn't be the case.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    I really don't understand how to play Minecraft. If they added controller support I would be even more interested.

    • mlj11

      Just put your left thumb here, and your right thumb there, and move them around...

      You'll get the hang of it.

  • http://stoictj.coolpage.biz/ TJ Lamoste

    I wonder if this can detonate the bomb. I played this a couple of months and then stop playing because of the bomb. Anyway, am switching to Survival Craft and its nice, though.

    • zhuowei

      TNT can explode if you craft flint and steel.

  • PhilyP

    Is this just like the PC version?

    • Herman

      Not quite. It's been made from scratch and there are a lot of features missing.
      Nevertheless it's still quite fun to play if you like the PC version. There's still a lot to do on the Pocket Edition.

      • PhilyP

        Darn. It would have been awesome if it were exactly like the PC version.

  • person

    wolves

  • Jas K

    Does anyone have an idea why the FOV is so weirded up in the title screen background?

  • Matthew

    We need enchanting tables