Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.12.0 released early on Amazon App Store, possibly by accident

The Amazon Appstore is one of the few places you can download Minecraft: Pocket Edition (well, officially anyways...), and the only place you can get it if you have one of Amazon's Kindle Fire devices or some other Android device without the Google Play Store. Amazon has been spotty with releasing MCPE updates alongside the Play Store/Apple App Store, in some cases even taking a week or two to approve the update.

This time, either by Mojang's mistake or Amazon's, Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.12 is available on the Amazon Appstore before any other place. MCPE 0.11 is still the latest version on the Play Store and Apple App Store, so Amazon Appstore users get their fix of Nether and cross-platform play before anyone else. Here's the full changelog from Amazon:

  • The Nether and all its inhabitants. Fight Ghasts and make friends with Pigmen

  • Cross platform play for up to five players between Pocket Edition and Windows 10

  • Revamped touch controls, controller support, and a controller mapping screen

  • Enhanced Weather effects! Accumulating snow and more

  • Ocelots! Try taming one with a fish

  • Experience, Anvils, Brewing, and enchantments. Time to up your game, crafter

  • Golems. We recommend you approach with caution

  • Flower pots. We recommend you fill them with flowers

  • Sneaking and sprinting! Express yourself through movement!

  • Loads of bug fixes that are too boring to list here

  • Lots, lots more!


If you have an Android device and you desperately want to try 0.12 immediately, you can get it from the source link below. Although it's worth noting that it will probably show up on the Play Store in a day or two.

Source: Amazon

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Anon
September 5, 2015 at 11:31 AM delete

Will there be a post about the winner of the Build Contest?

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Skeewer
September 5, 2015 at 4:07 PM delete

"Amazon" for The dangerous amazon forest

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ONYX
September 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM delete

It got "Released" early this time! WOW!

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ONYX
September 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM delete

Thats the best messup ever.

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ONYX
September 6, 2015 at 4:05 AM delete

Wait... Cross PlatForm Gaming? I thought Corbin said that was not going to happen in one of my posts.


Well... Thats awesome.

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September 6, 2015 at 4:49 AM delete

Right now it's only possible between Windows 10 Edition and MCPE because they are so similar in code. For any other edition it would take a massive amount of work.

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Franklin Hartley
September 8, 2015 at 2:49 AM delete

Well, I suppose this "accident" is a particularly excusable one...

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September 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM delete

[…] updates on the same day for all platforms, but this time things were a little different. Amazon jumped the gun and approved it days before the other platforms, then it was finally approved by Apple yesterday, and today […]

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