A few days ago, we wrote a story about the latest update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition ($6.99) that added only a new texture pack, and the commenter Klonis asked for trading to be implemented in the future. Well, apparently the developers listened to him because the new MCPE beta has gone live on Android, and it’s bringing villager trading to the game. For those who haven’t played the PC version of Minecraft and don’t know how villager trading works, when you initiate trade with one of the villagers, you get to a trade window that shows you what the villager is asking for and what he’s offering. For instance, one might give you an emerald if you give him ten leather and so on. Villagers have trades, so you’ll be getting different material depending on what they’re into.
In addition to trading, update 1.0.4 will add a new Add-On format that will automatically update all Add-Ons, which should make things simpler. In addition, the models for the Shulker and Ender Dragon will be editable, Husks will be taller than Zombies, and Baby Villagers will have larger, more adorable heads. If you’re on Android, you can join the beta, and as for iOS players, patience is the word.