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Bedrock Edition
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Version

  • 1.8.0 (All Devices)
  • 1.9.0.5 (Beta Version)

Developer

Mojang AB
Microsoft Studios

Platforms

Android, iOS, Fire OS, Windows 10, Gear VR, Fire TV, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Released

Android: October 7, 2011
iOS: November 17, 2011
Fire OS: September 13, 2012
Windows 10 Mobile: February 22, 2017
Windows 10: July 29, 2015
Gear VR: April 27, 2016
Fire TV: December 19, 2016
Xbox One: September 20, 2017
Nintendo Switch: 2018

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Bedrock Edition is a version of Minecraft that has been adapted for multiple platforms, and developed by Mojang AB, Microsoft Studios, 4J Studios, and SkyBox Labs. As of the Better Together Update, this also includes the Pocket Edition (for all mobile platforms), Windows 10 Edition, Gear VR Edition, Fire TV Edition, Xbox One Edition, and Nintendo Switch Edition.

Minecraft, with no subtitle, is the title of all Bedrock editions, regardless of platform.

Similarities and Differences (Java and Bedrock)

Similarities Differences
Both have most new 1.13 features. Bedrock has less lag than Java.
Both available on Windows.

Bedrock does not have new combat features, (no shields/sword blocking, no attack cool-down, can only hold specific items in off hand (maps, arrows, totems of undying)).

Can have resource packs. Bedrock has the ability to connect to other devices with Xbox live, this includes PE, Xbox, Switch etc.
Both are official Minecraft games. Bedrock has easier access to cheats (are switches in the menu) and has the Education Edition pre-installed.
Both can access servers and multiplayer/LAN. On Java, resource packs are (mostly) free, but on Bedrock they cost Minecoins.
Both are able to download worlds (copy). Java can have mods whereas Bedrock cannot. However, bedrock can have add-ons unlike Java.
Both (on the world menu) use world BARS with the name, version, and a picture, however, Bedrock updates the picture whereas Java does not. Bedrock has the paper doll in the top left corner of the screen, like the Playstation editions and Xbox editions. It can also have coordinates under the doll if a player turns it on in the world options.
Players are unable to take an in-game screenshot in Bedrock. Although players are able to do the shortcut (Windows key+PrtScr) to take a full screenshot, or can use the snipping tool.
Both have some of the same game modes. The only difference in that is that modes like hardcore and spectator are not available on Bedrock.
The commands have some common functions. In Java, the command format is different, for example players can locate an igloo respectively on Java. In Bedrock, players can't locate igloos, and it still has no command flattening, yet.
Players can access versions before everyone else gets it The beta versions on Bedrock are only on Windows 10, Xbox One and Android