As we welcome the lunar new year (LNY) of the dragon, Google’s Huat Pals brings about new features for you to intuitively respond to festive-related interactions this 2024.
Fully utilise the search features on the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, alongside with its superior camera enhancements to impress your family members with the photo results.
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To increase your potential gains this LNY, we begin by introducing the five new Huat Pals for the year of the dragon— Xixi Haha, Ah Bong, Macho Meow, Hop Pop and Souper Loong. Collect all to unlock the legendary Dragon Dance and win one of these attractive prizes.
- A scratch card worth up to $88.88; or
- A Pixel 8 Pro (worth up to S$1,549); or
- A Pixel 8 worth (worth up to S$1,099)
- A pair of Pixel Buds Pro (worth up to S$299)
- A pair of Pixel Buds A-Series (worth up to S$149)
A Huat Pal will be granted each time you complete any of the following actions on Google Pay:
- Making eligible transactions above $5 to merchants via:
- Pay via FavePay QR
- Pay via PayNow QR or UEN
- Send money an amount above $10 to a friend (*Recipient must be a Google Pay user)
- Purchase movie tickets on Google Pay
- Gift a Huat Pal to a friend and receive one bonus Pal per unique friend you gift
Play Huat game-of-the-day to elevate the chances of winning
Making its debut this year, Huat Match is a game where users can match as many auspicious icons as possible within a limited number of moves.
While going about your visits, maximise your LNY-related knowledge with Huat Trivia, or scan LNY items like oranges and paper lanterns with Huat Scanner to earn special vouchers from local partners such as Irvin’s, Klook, Shopee, ShopBack, and Suntec+.
Manifest a witty twist to dreaded LNY questions
Expand your possibilities of chucklesome response to difficult questions from relatives – with Bard-dy. Simply input prompts like “What are some Singaporean responses to answer my nosy relatives during LNY?” to realign the focus of the visit – collecting the auspicious ang bao.
In case you are brainstorming translations for Chinese-speaking relatives, Bard can generate responses in Chinese – for you to impress your relatives with your Chinese literacy.
Leave your relatives in awe with Bard’s proposed greetings
On the topic of impressing the elders, Bard is also capable of producing splendid greetings – to prevent using the same greeting from last year or the person before you.
To elevate the boomer greeting card to a new level, use Bard’s new Image Generation feature to bring a custom flare with the creative cards.
Capture the auspicious moment – particularly with your Pixel phone
Put the Pixel’s Best Take feature to harness a flawless shot amongst the bustling festive season. Additionally, the Magic Eraser will remove irrelevant people from the shot – keeping only the essential members.
Extending the auspicious season to the evening, capture vibrant festive decorations in rich, stunning detail as night falls – with Night Sight mode in photos and videos.
Inspire your auspicious vibe
Chance upon an outfit item that compliments your festive look? Users of the Pixel 8 series can use the new “Circle to Search” to look it up. Long press your phone’s home button on Android to invoke the said feature and use gestures like circling, tapping, scribbling, underlining to select the intended content on display.