LG's L Series II phones to get premium "Knock" feature via maintenance update in January
Following its debut on the LG G2, "Knock" made its way to the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, and the LG G Flex. The latter, featuring a curved screen, also has its power and volume buttons located on the back of the device.
Because those using the three LG devices with "Knock" were so enthralled with the feature, the South Korean based OEM decided to whip up a version for the LG L Series II models so that as many LG customers as possible can experience it.
Knock was first introduced in LG G2 as a convenient way to turn the smartphone on and off by tapping twice on the display since the power button was located on the back of the phone. Then Knock was featured in a tablet for the first time with the LG G Pad 8.3 followed by the G Flex curved smartphone which also shared the rear button design of the G2. The reaction of audiences to this new feature was so positive that a version for LG’s best-selling L Series II was developed to offer the feature to as many customers as possible.
“Knock is distinctively an LG UX and a great example of what happens when you marry the latest in mobile technology with consumer-centric insights,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications Company, “No one ever thought that a power button needed to be improved until our engineers wondered why they couldn’t turn the entire screen into a power button.”
1. shead202 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Will the F series get this update eventually? the F3, F5, F7 etc. was the variations of the L II series in America.
16. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 204; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Great feature. I always use it with my G Pad I rarely touch the power button.
2. Ashoaib (Posts: 604; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Good feature but not as exciting as simultaneous shot and dual videos were, first inroduced by samsung... I wonder why sammy didnt get patents for it
14. papss (Posts: 3375; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I disagree on that. Knock is a great feature of this phone. With everything else that LG has done in terms of features they are in a good position. I'd even argue they have the most customizable version of android available. Now if LG could work on their build quality an we would have a hit. I also think the knock feature on lumias work better with working everytime.
15. Bernoulli (Posts: 1396; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Dude this Knockoff crap was stolen from the N9, they won't work on anything but steal ideas from Nokia
3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Cool, but what about the Android Kitkat update?
4. fireblade (Posts: 492; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
There is an app called Tap Tap App that can wake your phone up by tapping the proximity sensor of the phone. I've been using it for months.
6. iqjumpuw (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
not really the same thing. you can only tap the proximity sensor with that app. G2's knock on feature does come very handy. I'm sure others will implement it soon.
7. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
What about optimus g and g pro do you forget them lg?
8. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Kudos to lg. I like that feature a lot on my 920... and somehow it's not the same to press the home button on my note 3..
10. addicted2088 (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Or rather, copy of MeeGo, which originally employed it. But it's a great feature, one that every manufacturer should copy. :D
11. addicted2088 (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
"No one ever thought that a power button needed to be improved until our engineers wondered why they couldn’t turn the entire screen into a power button."-Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO, LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications Company"
They mean until they decided to take the feature straight from MeeGo. Nice way to put a spin on it, but yeah, it's great they did copy it, as it's extremely useful.
12. npaladin2000 (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Smart feature, especially with rear buttons, The way LG is going, they're really managing to develop their own unique identity instead of being a "Me too" copy of Samsung.
13. mianhae445 (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Nice to see that LG is turning over a new leaf and providing its customers with the newest features - who cares about OS version, it's the user experience that counts! :) Now here's a tip for LG: Don't forget the Optimus F series, G and G Pro! >