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  1. Minecraft (Bedrock codebase)
  2. MCPE-844

Keyboard support is a must for Pocket Edition on Android Google TV devices

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Cannot Reproduce
    • Affects Version/s: 0.5.0, 0.4.0, 0.6.0, 0.6.1, 0.7.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
    • Game Mode:
      Survival
    • Confirmation Status:
      Unconfirmed
    • Platform:
      Android

      Description

      Google TV devices are the cheapest Android devices ever. This year, a lot of extremely cheap ($50) Google TV boxes started flooding the world and they are very performant - typically, they have 2 core CPU @ 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash, HDMI with full HD video output, ... a great platform for playing Minecraft pocket edition.

      However, as Google TV boxes do not have any touch screen (they use TV as displays), it is not possible to play the current Minecraft pocket version on them.

      The mouse is supported partially - the left+move works for "look around", the middle button does and action (digging, placing a block).

      But it is not possible to start moving.

      As an Android programmer, I guess that adding the keyboard support for basic moves is trivial, 10 minutes work, which would allow the Pocket edition to be played on all Android devices.

      I am considering this as Pocket edition bug, because Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) does not require an Android device to have a touch screen.

      P.S.: I found similar report here: https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MCPE-543 but there, it was worded as feature request and refused as such.

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                dulik Tomas Dulik
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