Pocket Edition Beta v0.14.0 Available For Android!

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Mojang has a new beta test version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, available for download for Android devices.  Currently the beta test is available to Google Play Store users, but keep in mind that this update will be coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta in the near future.

You’ll need three things to join the test:


Countdown to 20 Million

As of June 24, 2015; PC sales for Minecraft were at 19,933,906.  According to the Minecraft stats page (here).  Based on 24 hour sales of 9,192 sales, Minecraft should reach 20 million in just over 7 days. The magic day will likely be Thursday July 2, 2015.  This is a unique milestone, no other game for the PC has ever reached these sales numbers, and there is no sign of slowing down.

Back in January 2015, PE edition sales (Android & iOS) reached 30 million, with PC sales reaching 18 million in December 2014.  While these numbers are huge, it’s proof that Minecraft is not just a fad.  The image below is a snapshot of the stats web page from October 18,2010.  Some of the comparisons are huge:


Registered Users back then were 1.3 Million, In 2014, that number was 100 million.

Players Online – 8,136 for 2010, In 2015 it was reported that any one time there were 1 million to 1.4 million players online.