Huawei IDEOS X5 / U8800 Android 2.3 update due “by the end of November”

Here’s some good news for fans of Huawei’s excellent, niche Android phone – the company says an official update to Android 2.3 is finally about to arrive. Huawei said: “We can confirm that the IDEOS X5 upgrade to Android 2.3 will be available by the end of November“. So that’s what we’re saying as well.

The company has already released an Android 2.3 update for the even rarer U8800+ model, but that won’t work on the older U8800, which is also sold under the name “Titan.”

huawei ideos x5 relaxing drink

So there you go. And if ever there was a reason to buy a Huawei phone, that photograph is it.

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  1. Simon

     /  November 8, 2011

    Yeah the U8800+ update doesn’t work on the regular old U8800… I know this from experience :’(

    • Gary_C

       /  November 8, 2011

      Yes, the reason I could casually throw that fact in there is from following your trials on Twitter. I think. If you’re the same Simon.

      • Simon

         /  November 8, 2011

        Aye, it is indeed myself. I think.

        (dead phone currently in the hands of CPW or Huawei for fixing..)

  2. Raja Sims Dutta

     /  November 21, 2011

    if they could not provide the update in November I’m gonna trash my ideos x5

    • Maximus

       /  November 26, 2011

      Hi Raja Sims,

      Please DON’T do that as you can have your device run FASTER n have more Battery Live if you change its custom ROM to Oxygen 2.3.1 which is in congruent with android 2.3.7 ! …. I’ve changed it with the Froyo Custom ROM provided by Huawei Ideos X5 and its up n above HTC Desire HD with ANTUTU Benchmark …… OWAO… u8800 just ROCKS … Wish you Good Luck, mate ! Bye.

  3. last 9 days on their promise, still waitin for u8800 update. hope somebody from Huawei team would read all comments!

  4. Hale pop

     /  November 29, 2011

    Today,s the last day where is it .
    Not looking good.
    Dammit!!!

  5. prash

     /  November 30, 2011

    better we need to go for samsung or sony :(

  6. Minesh Rai

     /  December 29, 2011

    HUAWEI releases Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update for U8800 Ideos X5 Smartphones…..
    http://mirolta.com/2011/12/29/huawei-releases-android-2-3-gingerbread-update-for-u8800-ideos-x5-smartphones/

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