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'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' get biggest update yet with 0.80 release

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Mojang released a new update Thursday to Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iPhone, iPad and Android devices that adds a load of new features. The developer confidently calls it the "biggest update yet" for the mobile version of the popular open-world sand box title.

The update does add a significant amount of new content to Minecraft: Pocket Edition including minecarts finally as well as more wood types, ice blocks, bedrock, shears, dyes, iron bars, hay bales and tall grass. New food items like beetroot, carrots, potatos and pumpkins will allow players to cook new soups and pies and the Creative Mode has been beefed up with a new inventory menu as well as the addition of clocks and compasses.

The performance of the game has been expanded as well with the view distance increased "massively," mobs have been made more intelligent and the lighting and fog has been improved too. Animal breeding has finally been added as well.

The Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.80 is available to download now from iTunes and the Google Play store. It will be deployed to the Amazon store for Kindle Fire devices soon.

The official list of fixes included in the 0.80 release from Mojang is below.

  • 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.

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