This could potentially be Blizzard's first steps towards fixing Android patches.

Blizzard has released a patch for Android phones and it appears as if it is only for the Chinese servers. We were unable to find any changes other than a bunch of text updates that involve the patching process.

Some of it may seem familiar to those who have utilized the mobile client before, but there are a few updates including statuses that change depending on how the download is proceeding, actual information on how much is being downloaded, lots of warnings, and more options to choose how your download is completed.

The developer usually tests things through China first so it comes as no surprise that it was not released in other regions. It is worth noting however that Netease technically runs the game in China and therefore could be a completely independent move.

We're personally hopeful that these are Blizzard's first steps towards reducing the amount of trouble Android users experience with Hearthstone.

Back at BlizzCon, Senior Producer Yong Woo told us that they would initially be "focusing on helping with the patching process" especially in regards to Android. "You effectively have to redownload the app every time and we're not satisfied with that. And we want that to be clear to the community that we aren't satisfied with that and we're actively working on improving that situation."

Update: When Yong Woo saw our tweet he commented saying, "We are doing stuff! :)" It is certainly promising that he doesn't deny that this is a step towards helping.

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