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It has been suggested that this page be split into Pocket Edition v0.1.0 alpha and Pocket Edition v0.1.0 alpha (reupload). [discuss]
If this split may potentially be controversial, do not split until a consensus has been reached.
Reason: Two different versions; in reupload was: added support for touchscreen and few textures.
For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of 0.1, see Bedrock Edition guides/0.1 releases.

v0.1.0 alpha was the first publicly released version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition. It was exclusively released for the Xperia PLAY gaming console on August 16, 2011.[1]

There was a planned v0.1.0 alpha that would have been released on Android, but the release was held back. The version would have had Black Touch Controls, and the menu would have looked the same as v0.1.1 alpha.



  • Randomized worlds
  • Placing and destroying blocks
  • Ability to invite and play multiplayer on a world (wireless local area network)
  • Save multiplayer worlds for offline use with the "Copy World" button in the pause menu.
  • A file that can run on Android called minecraftpe.apk in the Minecraft Assets folder.
  • Options for high and low spec phones (Called Fancy Graphics and Lower Graphics Quality, respectively)
  • Touch Screen controls and auto-jump. (officially added in 0.1.1)

World generation[]

Terrain features




The apk file for v0.1.0 alpha has different internal versions. Any other differences are currently unknown.


  • Version: 0.1(1), Size: 1.66 MB
  • Version: 0.1(2), Size: 1.61 MB


The first Pocket Edition demo.

A demo for Alpha 0.1.0 was released exclusively to the Xperia Play on an unknown released date. A prototype version of the demo was also released accidentally to assets.minecraft.net with the label "mcpe01_canada.apk".



  • Blocks in inventory are now 3D
  • Render distance is short, so it looks foggy
  • Problem with the sounds of Walking and placing blocks


  • The game has a high chance of crashing if playing on Android 3.0 or higher.
  • The game had a camera, which would later be used for Education edition.



  1. "Say hello to Minecraft - Pocket Edition" (Archive) – Mojang, August 16, 2011.