LG Offers Knock Code Software Update to More Handsets

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LG says that it will start offering a software upgrade for older LG smartphones so that they can make use of its "Knock Code" keypad lock function.

LG seems inordinately proud of the Knock Code judging by how much space they devoted to it in recent handset announcements. Now they will offer its to LG G2 and G Flex handsets, but only in specific countries.

The firmware update will roll out next month.

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, LG said that the Knock Code can be implemented anywhere on the screen in any size without having to view the screen, there's no chance of password theft.

"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.

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