Ever since it was introduced with the LG G2, the KnockOn tap-to-wake software that LG patented has been a major focal point of its OEM software. LG even improved its own design by announcing KnockCode alongside the G Pro 2, which will launch later this year. Apparently, demand was so high for creating a personalized knocking pattern to unlock your device that LG is bringing it to more of their older devices.
According to a survey done by LG, over 50 percent of the participants listed KnockCode as their most anticipated feature of the G Pro 2. After hearing that kind of response, LG has announced plans for its LG G Flex and the G2 to receive KnockCode sometime in April.
No hard date has been set in stone and neither has the list of devices to receive this update. LG promises to keep us updated in “the weeks ahead” to give us more details of when exactly we can expect this firmware update to come through.
KEY LG SMARTPHONES TO GET KNOCK CODE(tm) Upgrade LG's Newest UX Feature to be Available for G2 and G Flex
SEOUL, Mar. 25, 2014 – As announced at Mobile World Congress last month,Knock Code(tm) will be a key feature in LG smartphone models this year,including G Pro 2, G2 mini, F Series and L SeriesIII. Now LG Electronics(LG) will make its innovative Knock Code(tm) feature available on earlier LGsmartphone models via a firmware update starting in April. Owners of LG G2and G Flex in specific countries will be the first to receive the KnockCode(tm) update which will give users instant access to their smartphones viaa customized “knock” pattern.
With recent consumer research showing that most users check and unlocktheir devices between 100 and 150 times a day, LG was inspired to furtherenhance its KnockON feature with a higher layer of security andconvenience. KnockOn, which LG patented in 2008, was the perfect foundationto further develop Knock Code(tm), which is unique in its ability to both wakeand unlock the phone in one step, a clear time-saver for users. It’s nosurprise that more than 50 percent of participants in a recent surveyselected Knock Code(tm) as the most anticipated feature of G Pro 2,demonstrating the real need for an alternate solution to smartphonesecurity.1
The consumer benefits of LG’s Knock Code(tm) technology are obvious in itsability to wake and unlock the phone simultaneously, providing moreconvenience and greater security over conventional password andpattern-based security options. With Knock Code(tm), the smartphone display isdivided into four invisible quadrants. The user taps or “knocks” anywherefrom two to eight times in the quadrants in a specific sequence. With morethan 80,000 possible combinations and no fingerprint streaks, Knock Code(tm)offers a level of security far greater than other devices, even those withfingerprint recognition systems. And because Knock Code(tm) can be implementedanywhere on the screen in any size without having to view the screen,there’s no chance of password theft. In addition to being safer and moreconvenient, Knock Code(tm) is also more responsive compared to bio-recognitionsystems, which are much more susceptible to variations in the environment.
“LG engineers placed a great amount of emphasis on providing users withexceptional security and convenience when developing Knock Code,” said Dr.Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile CommunicationsCompany. “Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistentwith our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of userexperience.”