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We have seen many innovative Nokia features being ripped of by other companies recently, including features like Optical Image Stabilization, Oversampling Cameras and the Glance screen, but in very few instances do we see the rip off artists claim to have first invented the technology.
That did not however stop LG President and CEO of LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications Jong-seok Park from claiming to have invented Double Tap to Wake, after releasing a ridiculous Android handset with the power button on the back.
From LG’s official blog,
“Knock is distinctively an LG UX and a great example of what happens when you marry the latest in mobile technology with consumer-centric insights. No one ever thought that a power button needed to be improved until our engineers wondered why they couldn’t turn the entire screen into a power button.”
Calling it “KnockOn”, LG intends to roll out the feature to all of their handsets in 2014, and also update some of their existing devices.
Of course, with a significant part of Nokia’s earnings to come from IP licensing it may not be long before the company gets another source of income from Korea.
Thanks Vonroch for the tip.