The upcoming 0.9.0 update for Minecraft Pocket Edition is set to be the game's biggest thus far. There is no shortage of changes, including unlimited worlds, a new culling algorithm, and different falling mechanics for gravel and sand. The game contains over two dozen new blocks, with cocoa and emerald ore being two examples. There are five additional mobs, updated biomes, and so much more. Hit up Mojang's latest blog post to see the full list of changes.


The stable version isn't ready to absorb these goodies just yet, but anxious players can get in on the action by signing up for the beta. To get started, first join the Minecraft Pocket Edition testing Google+ community. Then head over to the Play Store to sign up for the beta program. After that, download the update using the widget below.

Source: Mojang blog

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  • miri

    Still has nav bar with menu button of shame

    • groickgroick

      But hidden ;)

  • DavidW

    Does someone know if it has proper controller support yet?

    • Chad S

      Nope. I love Minecraft and Mojang, the developer; however, they have been pretty stubborn at adding controller support. I'm not sure why, as this seems essential for any game to me.

      • primalxconvoy


    • Rob Johnson

      It does if you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

      • someone755

        Single-core device and my phone (with an Adreno 220, 1GB RAM and two cores over the Play's 205 and 512 MB of RAM) barely runs it.

        • Rob Johnson

          It runs fine on my Xperia Play, I don't know what's wrong with your phone, but then I hear the desktop version of Minecraft can be funny like that too, working well on lower end systems and struggling on higher end ones.

          • MD678685

            I seem to remember an issue with any Minecraft server on desktop if you gave it more RAM than it needed (Java related). Since single player runs on a server, that's probably what you're thinking of.

  • Josh P.

    Here's to hoping they will update the Amazon App Store Version with Play Store Updates.

    • Aaron Huffman

      Stable updates. This is beta.

      • Abby

        That sucks eggs when is the real version coming out

        • Aaron Huffman

          Check the community, I think it said on the 15th(from an event that the community has scheduled), the stable version comes out. It seems a bit early to me but, I won't argue.

          • Abby

            Oh ok I'll check in a sec I'm just so excited and I want it to come out for minecraft pe on the App Store I look everyday

        • Nakaiah


    • Kevin Sword

      I too have the amazon version :P

  • David

    Please how i get 0.9.0

    • Aaron Huffman

      The post shows you how. 1st, you need to buy it or have bought it then join the community and then join the beta.

      • Carlos Tenorio

        How long does it take to install

    • Marcell Lévai

      ................... Read the post.

    • mustbepbs

      plz lrn 2 reed

      k thx

  • matteventu

    Big news!!

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    • I Say No.


      • someone755

        The news is interesting tho. Flyme getting open-sourced? It's almost like MIUI, but without all the Chinese signs all over the place!

    • jonathan3579

      I almost feel like flagging your comment.

  • navjot

    I know that this is expected with beta versions, but just a heads up - I've run into quite a few force closes with my map so I would start a new map just to be safe.

  • david coffey

    I never could get into minecraft. A part of me feels like I missed out on something awesome.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

      When I first started, I felt like I was a little too old for it.
      Now that I've played it no-life for a couple of years, I feel awesome about it c:

    • Rob Johnson

      You gotta play on a server, it's much better than single player

  • mustafa

    Joined the beta, haven't received the update

  • BRIC_12

    The beta link doesn't work. WHY CRUEL WORLD??!!! Jk

    • Marcell Lévai

      It does. You have to join the g+ group first. It will only work afterwards.

  • primalxconvoy

    If they supported Moga and/or hardware controllers, then I'll be interested.

    Otherwise, I couldn't give a toss about this for android.

  • http://www.gundamaustralia.com/ cameron charles

    unlimited worlds! exactly zero of the console editions have this thats pretty impressive

    • someone755

      I can make a PC that's as small as a console and functions like one. So, by at least one standard, it is a console. :3

  • Anfronie

    I this worked on the Nvidia Shield I would be so happy! ! Has anyone tried?

    • someone755

      No controller support other than the Xperia Play.
      At least that's what the official sources say.

  • RantGirlRants

    I've never understood Minecraft's appeal. I'm really glad for the developer that it's been so successful. I just don't get it.

    • Explainer

      It's kinda like Lego... and the ability to play as a Lego figurine in a Lego world you built yourself... with or against other Lego figurines.

      The creative possibilities afforded by the game are practically endless.

      • bob

        Like 'Explainer ' said it's like lego but a digital version however it's appeal as basic game with endless molding possibilities make it appeal to an even bigger audience for example creation of a Sims style game or Call of Duty/Battlefield, Racing game etc completely limited by imagination really so you think it and it can be done

    • someone755

      It isn't as much about building (most people don't care about building tbh), it's about the multiplayer servers, the communities and the people you meet.
      Also, PvP and modding can make it into basically a FPS with blocks everywhere. Or zombie survival. Or lava survival. Or TNT wars.

  • Harsha

    Is it possible to join pc servers with pocket edition? Or at least hoist a server in a home pc, then enable me and my bro to join it from mobile via local wifi?

    • Brad Thomson

      no sorry, I wanted to do that also

      • Harsha

        Well that sucks. What am I supposed to do in pocket edition then? I brought this game during 10 cents sales and haven't actually played it more than twice.

        • MD678685

          The server is run on your phone, any Pocket Edition player should be able to connect.

  • Chelsea Lawler

    Will the Minecraft P.E. on my Amazon Kindle Fire HD get the 0.9.0 Update?

    • miri

      Eventually. Once it comes out of beta they'll likely update it across the board.

      • Chelsea Lawler

        Okay thank you. How long will it most likely take?

        • miri

          They said they'd release it in the near future but that it was launched in beta means it can't be too soon. I'd guess no more than a month but who knows.

          • Chelsea

            =( okay well Thanks!

  • Alfietones360

    I can't play it

  • Alfietones360

    I can't play :(

  • HotInEER

    I never got the appeal of this game. I have tried it many times. I know some people compare it to the Lego games, however, those are far superior to me IMHO. I'm glad for the developer, to have something so successful. My kids just started playing it about 5 months ago, but traded it in when I got the PS4 and Xbox One. They are patiently waiting for it to be released on that so they can pick right back up.

    I just don't understand the appeal. I know some people get very wrapped up in this game. Part of me is glad I don't like it. I already don't have a lot of time to play games as it is, I really don't need another game to consume my free time. LOL

    • bob

      It's aimed at the creative minds and younger generations that's it's main audience plus as you said it requires time most adults don't have as they work however as a child you have more free time to do things you love such as play minecraft if that's what you like.

  • Michael

    FYI, those who bought this on Amazon's App store are not eligible to download the beta, it's Google Play only.

    • Sarah Login

      Shame, Google Play gives me New Zealand Prices which are always more expensive than US prices. Get almost everything from Amazon because I can pay US prices.

  • danirel

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    lets play

  • imsoupercereal

    I don't always play Minecraft Pocket, but when I do it's to kill time on a plane...and it does a great job of it.

  • billy bob joe

    when will the update come out?

  • Anonymous

    30% of the comments are people saying "I never got the appeal of this game.... :(" I pretty much see those comments as spam.

  • Abby

    I want apple to update it dose anyone know when they will if you do plz aweser thnx

  • SkythekidRS

    I just got the X Box edition and then I hear about this?! Crap this sucks

  • Mason

    When an I update minecraft in my iPod app store?

  • Abby

    Some people say it is coming out June 15 other say it is coming out around the 24 does anyone know when it really is coming out if so please comment back thnx

  • Daniel

    I cant play my old maps after updating it :( Please help me.

  • Crazynowe27

    I heard it was May 14 or June 15 so..... :undecided: i can't wait !!!!! They lied about 0.8.0 the "biggest" update. But the 0.9.0 update is THE biggest update ! Lol :)

  • minebiulder

    Mine does not work!!!!!! What should I do?!?!?!? >:( >:( >:( please help by relying

  • Marcel

    I hope that the up date has moverbell peises

  • Carlos Tenorio

    How long does it take for the beta to install

  • wyat mieden

    whens it coming out for kindle i really really really want it :(

  • Danny Johnson

    Does anyone know if preexisting worlds will be updated as well?

  • Mr.Pickles

    Well I keep seeing how its coming out on the 25th and well its the 25th and there still isnt an update

  • Marro

    When is the update coming out I've been wating for so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!M

  • Minecraft Lover

    I have a kindle, so we get the updates late anyway, but Mojang keeps pushing this to a later date. I can`t wait for the update though.

  • Dylan

    When will the update come out for apple ?

  • ryker green

    I hope we get maps

  • Taytay

    It's gonna be released soon, on twitter they said they submitted it and it takes 5-10 days to be released. I hope this helped!

  • Taytay

    So ya

  • bashkid

    I have a glaxy tab 3 and i havent got the freakin update

  • Gerardo Moran Jr.


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  • bashkid

    You guys are iditots minecraft is awesome

  • Grape guy

    Minecraft pe 0.9.0 will be realesed July 10th 2014 for iOS android and amazon and all of the other stores. If u don't believe me go on twitter and look it up your selfs.

  • Yussef

    They are 100% releasing the update on friday the 11th july i went on my minecraft and it said seeeecret friday update.

  • ben

    how long untill it updates


    What time is the update coming out anyone, because I know it's today and I'm excited 👍😝😝

    • pooossissjsj

      I'm not sure but apparently it is tommorow but who knows

  • Khurram Liaqat

    I wrote a two page review for those on the fence about buying the game.

    By the way the update is out now.

  • Kit-blood

    Everythin on the new update sucks. If the iOS updates then it should be good, but without it, I will never play it again on the iOS!

  • Oisin


  • monkey101

    Fake fuck this game shit

  • nicholas

    Hey cool game

  • Abbie

    There's no signs now

  • Grell Sutcliff

    when will it come out for android? i have been waiting for 2 months since it came out for apple. my brother teases me and i am sick of it. xD