LG announced today in Korea that its popular “Knock” feature, which was initially known as KnockON, is going to be standard in all key mobile devices in the future. The company also revealed that its L Series II smartphones are going to receive this feature sometime next month. The Knock feature debuted with LG G2, it allows users to turn the smartphone on and off by simply knocking twice on the display. Its a handy feature on the G2, considering the fact that its power button is located on the back. Knock for L Series II users will be rolled out through a global maintenance update in January, 2014.
The Korean manufacturer also introduced this feature in its G Pad 8.3 tablet. Its curved smartphone, the G Flex, also came with this feature because it too has the power button on the back. The company says that customer response to this feature was so positive that they made a version of Knock for the L Series II. Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications Company, said that “Knock is distinctively an LG UX,” and that the company’s engineers found a way to improve the home button by turning the entire screen into one.