LG has announced it will be sending out a software update containing the new Knock Code feature for two of its most popular smartphones. Owners of the LG G2 and the G Flex Android phones should be on the look out for the new software, which the company says is coming soon.
Knock Code was one of LG’s big new software features announced during Mobile World Congress, where it made its debut on both the G Pro 2 and the new G2 Mini. Proving it’s not only suitable for high-end, expensive hardware, Knock Code is also installed on the L Series 3 range, and the updated F Series devices.
We named Knock Code one of our favorite new technologies we saw at MWC this year, and in case you missed it, here’s what it’s all about. At the moment, phones are mainly unlocked using a PIN code, but Knock Code takes away the number aspect, and replaces them with a Morse code-style system of taps. These taps don’t require the screen to be on either. LG has found a way to keep the touch layer active, so no button presses are needed.
The one-step unlock method has more than 80,000 possible combinations, and will accept codes between two and eight steps long, in your choice of area on the screen. It’s convenient, secure, and surprisingly, fun to use.
LG hasn’t provided an exact date for the update’s release, but says it’ll start sending the software out in April, but adds that specific details will be locally announced over the coming weeks. LG hasn’t been all that quick to respond to Google’s release of Android 4.4 KitKat, so don’t be surprised if the Knock Code update takes its time to reach your phone.