Google is working on an improvement that we as Android users are looking for for a long time. Yes, you read it right, I am talking about the QR code scanning problems in some situations. To prevent far QR scan issue, the Pixel phone maker company Google is reportedly bringing an auto zoom feature for better scanning.
Google QR Code Scanner – Zoom
This information is revealed by the popular tipster Mishaal Rahman, Google is working on an improvement to provide a better experience by adding an auto-zoom feature to its Code Scanner API on Android. With this feature, you can easily scan QR Codes that are far off without needing to manually adjust the zoom and ensure optimal framing of the scanner. The same has been updated in the ML Kit Library available to developers as part of API library version 17.2.0.
Google has updated ML Kit’s Barcode Scanning API and the Code Scanner API with auto-zoom, enabling the camera to automatically zoom in to scan barcodes that are far away. The scanner will intelligently detect barcodes and zoom in so the user doesn’t have to manually adjust zoom. pic.twitter.com/yZGjJsrgI9
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 3, 2023
Here’s the official statement
“The Google code scanner API provides a complete solution for scanning code without requiring your app to request camera permission while preserving user privacy. This is accomplished by delegating the task of scanning the code to Google Play services and returning only the scan results to your app. All image processing occurs on the device and Google doesn’t store the results or image data.”