LG offers Knock Code upgrades for smartphones
Dubai, March 26, 2014
LG Electronics will make its innovative Knock Code feature available on earlier LG smartphone models via a firmware update starting in April.
Owners of LG G2 and G Flex in specific countries will be the first to receive the Knock Code update which will give users instant access to their smartphones via a customised “knock” pattern.
Consumer research showing that most users check and unlock their devices between 100 and 150 times a day prompted LG to further enhance its KnockOn feature with a higher layer of security and convenience.
KnockOn, which LG patented in 2008, was the perfect foundation to further develop Knock Code, which is unique in its ability to both wake and unlock the phone in one step, a time-saver for users.
The consumer benefits of LG’s Knock Code technology lie in its ability to wake and unlock the phone simultaneously, providing more convenience and greater security over conventional password and pattern-based security options.
With Knock Code, the smartphone display is divided into four invisible quadrants. The user taps or “knocks” anywhere from two to eight times in the quadrants in a specific sequence.
With more than 80,000 possible combinations and no fingerprint streaks, Knock Code offers a level of security far greater than other devices, even those with fingerprint recognition systems.
Knock Code can be implemented anywhere on the screen in any size without having to view the screen, with no chance of password theft. In addition to being safer and more convenient, Knock Code is also more responsive compared to bio-recognition systems, which are much more susceptible to variations in the environment, a statement said.
“LG engineers placed a great amount of emphasis on providing users with exceptional security and convenience when developing Knock Code,” said Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience.”
Details of availability of the Knock Code™ upgrade will be announced locally in the weeks ahead, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service