Lewa, a custom ROM developer targets at low-end Android-enabled smartphones, reportedly released OS5 in a low profile on Sept. 29 (report in Chinese). Lewa focused on smartphones priced at around 1,000 yuan ($162.564), sharing the similar users with Xiaomi, Meizu and Smartisan.

OS5 featured icons with enhanced visual effects, despite that flat design, which takes the textures, bezels and gradients out of the UI and replaces them with simple and clear design elements, emerged as a new development tendency after the release of iOS 7. Yuan Qianlong, COO of the company, said that some users are not ready to accept flat design, especially for low-end consumers who are the target users of Lewa.

OS5, which introduced more easy interaction experiences, will highlight the latest contacts and used phone numbers for smartphones with the function of dual SIM cards two standby, a common feature for low-end smartphones.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.