After a very long gestation period, Minecraft: Pocket Edition ($6.99) 0.11.0 is officially out, bringing loads of improvements and additions to the huge phenomenon that is Minecraft on phones and tablets. The new update finally adds boats, which had become necessary after Minecraft PE introduced infinite worlds. I play almost solely Survival, so imagine trying to cross an ocean simply by hopping. Unlike the PC version, the boats fit two mobs in them, which means you can travel with your trusty wolf to boldly go where no duo has ever gone before. 0.11 has also introduced fishing, so you can enjoy those lazy Sundays on your boat with friends and fresh fish.
The update also adds a new World Edit screen, which allows for further world customization to suit your building needs, various stone bricks, grass paths, new mobs (squids, bats, cave spiders, baby zombies, and more), more food choices (fish, salmon, etc), and many other little features. Another huge feature in the 0.11.0 update is the addition of skins, which allow players to customize their in-game appearance and make for better multiplayer experiences. You can buy skins in-game or download free ones off the internet. With update 0.11.0, the game creeps forward slowly but surely, with slowly being the key word. The updates are, I believe, taking too long to come out, especially for iOS players, who aren’t able to participate in the beta. I hope the process speeds up now and we get that interface rethink soon. Until then, you have a boat!