It's been a very long time since I've last touched Minecraft. Recently my interest was sparked again and to my surprise I've learned that now there are 2 dominant Minecraft versions: Java and Bedrock. As a result I've been trying to get the history behind the split of Minecraft into Java/Bedrock versions, however when trying to search for it online myself, I only manage to find articles outlining the current differences between the two versions, not the history.
So how did this come to pass? Why bother splitting the game in the first place, to gain what? I was hoping that perhaps one of the Minecraft veterans here might answer this. Thank you.