personaly i think this is a bad idea, notch should finish the MAIN game before thinking about going to other devices, because its only gunna make time between updates longer therefor increasing dev time for both games
This Phone Specks are Insane.1000 MHz Processor.384 Mb RAM1 GB ROMI have had computer slower than that.Minecraft Should be Made for this device.and This game will never be finished it will keep evolving till a better game comes along to atract out atention. then it will slowly wither away to nothing...very sad.
For the record, Android has a larger market share, more powerful high-end smartphones, a more open system, more (faster!) updates in both hardware and software and finally it is based upon Java unlike iOS meaning the amount of development required is a lot smaller for Android then for iOS. iOS is arguably the worst place for a mobile minecraft.
Android has WAY more market share than iOS - about twice as much. iOS and WebOS are both going to lag miles behind Droid because the hardware selection is tiny. (Not to mention the keyboards - Palm Pres have annoying chiclet keys and iPhones don't have keys at all.)
Meanwhile, my Droid has a landscape keyboard with huge keys. It also has a drop-dead gorgeous AMOLED screen and a strong battery, which is more than I can say for my old Pre. I can easily see playing Minecraft on this thing.
Honestly, the game would be crap on all phones including iOS and all android phones because of the amount of CPU Power. Minecraft would be perfect on the Handhelds and Consoles and would be AMAZING on the PSP2.
(Maybe good on the iPad 2)
Its up to and I bet the only reason its starting on the xperia is because the amount of money sony bribed to start on there device.
okey i am sick of all the iOS people that say iOS is the only way to go. Android and most of the new Android are way faster then Iphone. I am not saying it should only be on Android, but it should not be only on iOS, best would be on iOS, Android, WP7, Meego, Maemo, bada, WebOS, ahh can't think of anymore.
Aww. what a beautiful flame war. it will probably come to more android phones (hopefully the Galaxy s line up). and eventually will go to iphone. but the real issue would be controls. having a hardware keyboard(or game pad) would be a real advantage.
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I think it should be on an actual gaming device with the capability of running minecraft.And the Xperia is probably going to be WAY too expensive. I'm not buying a phone just for Minecraft.I've heard alot of suggestions about Minecraft being on the 3DS. Creepers in 3D!Or, it could be on the NGP. Just PLEASE, not on a phone. But if it has to, iPhone.
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Yes yes yes this is the best news of my life i wanted a xperia then i decided no but this is just over the top move out of the way everything else minecraft on the xperia has landed and for allz you haters suck it sony+minecraft ftw
Jeeze I have not seen the xperia or heard of it but now i see the picture and it LOOKS ****ING GAY its like a psp but a phone it has the buttons for gaming i mean it looks like a good idea but A PHONE IS A PHONE OK games on phones are fun BUT A PHONE MADE FOR ****ING games is a really gay thing. make it for a real game system if you are going to make a diffrent platform