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LG will be pushing a firmware update to the LG G2 and G Flex starting in April that will bring LG’s innovative Knock Code to the devices. LG made the announcement earlier today, stating that the LG G2 and G Flex would be the first to get the update, implying that others may follow.

LG’s Knock Code is their take on turning on your device and unlocking it on one action. The basic idea is that a user creates a custom code by knocking on the screen. Once set up, the user can then repeat that code on the device with the screen turned off and it will turn the device on, bypassing the Lockscreen. Users can even set up customized codes that navigate to assigned applications.

NFC Ring

We’ve seen other ideas for speeding up the log on process without compromising security. NFC rings are available, and some manufacturers provide NFC Tags or Bluetooth devices that signal to the phone that it is in a ‘safe zone’. We must admit that, although the NFC and Bluetooth solutions help bypass the need for authentication, they do not necessarily turn the device on in the same action. Leading us to anticipate LG’s Knock Code will be a huge hit with consumers.

Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience.

LG says they are beginning roll-out of the new firmware in “specific countries,” but do not mention which ones. Android Central has the full press release posted, you can check that out. Details of availability for the firmware release with Knock Code will be announced in the coming weeks. Of course, April is only one week away, let us have it LG.

Are you looking forward to LG’s Knock Code on your older LG device? What is your most innovative way to log in to your device – NFC, Tasker, Bluetooth, geo-fencing… all of the above?

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