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LG Knock Code will be available on the G2 and G Flex in April after a software update

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LG Knock Code will be available on the G2 and G Flex in April after a software update
LG announced that its G2 and G Flex smartphones will both receive a software update starting next month. The update will bring the Knock Code screen unlocking feature to the two handsets, first to users in select countries - so it won't be rolled out to everyone at the same time.

Knock Code is an enhancement of the older KnockOn, and it debuted last month on LG’s G Pro 2. According to the company, more than 50% of participants in a survey selected Knock Code as “the most anticipated feature” of the new G Pro. You can see a video demo of Knock Code here

Apart from coming pre-loaded on the G Pro 2, and reaching the G2 and G Flex next month, Knock Code is also among the features of some lower-end LG handsets that were announced recently, including the G2 Mini, F90, F70, L90, L70 and L40.

“LG engineers placed a great amount of emphasis on providing users with exceptional security and convenience when developing Knock Code. Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience,” declared said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.


source: LG

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posted on 24 Mar 2014, 22:56

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What about a new UI?

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:01 1

2. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


LG didn't develop the knock code, Lumia phones first had this feature.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:05 5

3. Duketytz (Posts: 519; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Nobody really cares who develop what first as long as us consumers benefit... Why don't people understand?

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:10 6

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I think you mistaken the Knock Code and KnockOn. The Knock Code is first developed by LG, which you can set tappings as your pattern lock. About the KnockOn (which is double tap to wake screen), yes, the Lumia phones already have this feature before LG.

But it doesn't really matter who's the first to develop the feature, the important thing is that it's useful or not. I think the KnockOn (double tap to wake screen) and Knock Code is useful, I don't really care who's the first to develop these features.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:11 2

6. asingha94 (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


so you say only Nokia can use it!?

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:52 3

8. lyndon420 (Posts: 1785; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Where did he say that only Nokia could use it?

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 17:26

12. frommars (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


LG got patent for knock'on & code year 2008 more than 6 years ago!

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:08 2

4. maherk (Posts: 1205; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


LG UI has many useful features, including the knock on feature which now everyone is including it in their flagships(Z2, New One, Find 7), but I still don't get how the knock code is that useful. It takes more time to unlock your phone, very predictable if someone is taking a peek, plus all thw fingerprints left on the screen after unlocking your phone.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:34

7. nazyr1803 (Posts: 81; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Thats why we have anti fingerprint screen protector

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 01:54

9. Nabil2511 (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


Yay, i will definitely change to G2 then.. good news to hear this..

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 04:31

10. qwerty0722 (unregistered)


Here's my opinion
LG will be the next tiger
btw, my LG G2 which is south Korea version F320
I thought it will receive Android 4.4 KitKat about 6 months or even longer after release
but I received Android 4.4 in 2014 mid-January
and Android 4.4.2 update about in February
this is really incredible

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 04:33

11. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


OMG, can't wait...

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 20:17

13. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


I can imagine how G-Flex gonna perform the knock code function, it will shake like a wooden horse...haha

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 20:19

14. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


opps, sorry, typo, is can't

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