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Minecraft Pocket Edition (also called Minecraft PE or MCPE) is a version of Minecraft created for mobile devices. The current version of Minecraft Pocket Edition is Update 1.1.5.

First Releases

Minecraft: Pocket Edition was released on the following dates for various devices:

A version for Hololens has also been announced but has not been confirmed.

Current Versions


These platforms are no longer supported.

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Where as the PC version is written in Java, Minecraft Pocket Edition has been ported to C++ to function on mobile processors. Even though Android can support Java, since iOS is incapable of supporting Java, C++ is used for cross-platform compatibility.

Minecraft Pocket Edition developers have tried to make the game diverse from PC. A full list of Minecraft Pocket Edition exclusive features may be seen at Pocket Edition Exclusive Features.


Minecraft Pocket Edition has received critically favorable reviews, earning a 4 out of 5 on PCmag and a 7.5 out of 10 on IGN. It remains #1 for top paid apps on the App Store and is #15 for most grossing app overall.


  • Amazon Fire TV is the first system to allow controller support with Minecraft Pocket Edition.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Minecraft Pocket Edition

  • Spawn chunk on mcpe

    4 messages
    • Currently there is no spawn chunks in MCPE (or bedrock engine). However, as ApplexForLife vaguely refers to, there will be a /tickinga...
    • As Holroy said, it is actually /tickingarea. My bad :P
  • Playing Minecraft PE on PC

    7 messages
    • Simple solution: Purchase minecraft W10B edition if you have windows 10 on your PC Play that because its essentially the same as PE
    • @Shelly54 & @FuriousBlaze3000 : To use "infinite" worlds, go to "options" and turn off "limit world size&qu...

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