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Minecraft Pocket Edition update 0.6.0 submitted for review

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

A new update for Minecraft Pocket Edition has been submitted for review and should be approved in one or two weeks, Mojang said today. Update 0.6.0 was "intended to be a small patch", but actually includes quite a bit of new features. Mojang was kind enough to list the full changelog:

New features:

  • Signs
  • Armor
  • Baby animals
  • Fancy clouds
  • Improved D-pad
  • Stonecutter for crafting stone blocks
  • Sheep can be colored with dyes
  • New block types: Netherrack, Nether Brick, Block of Quartz with 2 variants (pillar and chiseled), mossy/cracked Smooth Stone Brick variants (creative only), chiseled/smooth Sandstone variants
  • New stairs: Nether Brick, Sandstone, Smooth Stone Brick, Quartz
  • New slabs: Sandstone
  • New item: Nether Brick (smelted from netherrack and crafted into nether brick tile)
  • Upside-down stairs, corner stairs
  • Slabs can be placed in up position (needs testing on small screens)
  • Sand and Gravel are affected by gravity

Tweaks:

  • Recipes for crafting slabs give 6 slabs instead of 3 (as in PC version)
  • Nether Reactor spawns Netherrack blocks instead of Obsidian
  • The fog and sky color have changed
  • The Nether Reactor now spawns more items
  • Cows drop Leather

Bug fixes:

  • Melons had several bugs where they would spawn too fast and where they shouldn’t

The update will be available for both iOS and Android devices once it does go live; however, Mojang noted that starting with this update, it will require Android 2.3 or later. Minecraft Pocket Edition will no longer support Android 2.1 or 2.2, but you will still be able to player older versions of the game. Or you could just get it on PC or Xbox 360.

Tags: Minecraft, Minecraft: Pocket Edition

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