Huawei have made a beta version of the Android 2.3 update for the IDEOS X5 (review) available for download. If you’re not afraid of a few bugs and whatnot the update can be found at the link below. The update is 192MB and although it doesn’t include any instructions on how to install, we’re thinking you just stick on the root directory of your MicroSD card saved as update.zip and then boot the IDEOS X5 up into recovery (volume up + power) and flash the update.
We don’t think the Huawei IDEOS X5 will go past Gingerbread, so this may be as close as you get to the future of Android. Here’s hoping Huawei push out a fully tested version of Android 2.3 later on.