Sero 7 Pro

Software update P756.6.02.11.00 is 52.2 MB in size, contains under-the-hood changes

The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is receiving an over-the-air update, with a widespread rollout in full effect. The Android version stays the same in what appears to be a small maintenance update, 52.2 MB in size. While there doesn't appear to be an official change log just yet, Google Currents was added to the stock apps, and some more advanced users are reporting changes to a few drivers and the kernel.

It's good to see Hisense's support behind this tablet, as the company is relatively new to the Android market in the United States. Good, frequent updates are sure to build the product brand and keep customers coming back for more.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the Sero 7 Pro full review. A screen shot of the "About tablet" screen can be found after the break.

Thanks, George, for the tip!

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Hisense Sero 7 Pro gets maintenance update

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Biggest reason to get a Hisense is to actually have enough storage on the tablet. That is more important than 1080p display with no SD.

No, not everyone needs X TB of storage, but no one also doesn't want 8-16 GB of space that doesn't much videos and music unless you pay $$$ for a data plan to get it from there.

It will show up eventually. Mine showed up several days after this was initially announced. It updated automatically and gave me an indication that it had happened and gave me a link to see the result. Cheers.

I'm wanting one of these also but I just checked the Apps section in settings on my RazrHD and realized that I'm using 9.5GB of 32 available internal. I'm really worried now that 8GB internal will not be enough and you can't move/load apps onto the SD. Now I'm not happy with the cheaper New Nexus 7 only having 16GB TOTAL. No SD at all and costs 229.00. Just don't know about that and I don't want to pay for a 32GB Nexus. What a boy to do? Also did I mention running XBMC and Netflix on a HDMI TV is important to me? It is. Looking forward to your suggestions.

AFAIK, you'll have to root it and use something like Folder Mount or link2sd, which I think requires some partitioning of the external sd card. You can always load movies, music, and photos directly to the sd card from your computer.

Probably not. My primary goal is simply to run XBMC and Netflix on it while tethered to my phone using Foxfi when I'm out. Then when at home, hook it to the TV using the HDMI and stream movies I download on my phone to it using Skifta. I do all that using my spare Razr but it can't keep up and I suspect the quad core Sero can.

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"I'm really worried now that 8GB internal will not be enough and you can't move/load apps onto the SD."

Not correct I rooted installed link2sd with a 64G sdhc card.
64G Repartitioned into two primary partitions(originally was exfat) using EaseUS Partition Master 9.2.2:
1) FAT32
2) EXT3(may work with ext2 or ext4 did't try)

Works great!

Regards,
Jeff

Are there any step by step instructions available online to this rooting that you performed? Or should a low tech user like me not attempt it?

Instructions can be found for rooting and partitioning needed for link2sd app. Just do search for "rooting the sero 7 pro" and "Tutorial: A Guide to Link2SD for Android".

It's not that hard as long as you read through and understand the procedures.
Also, with link2sd installed you only use "Create link" to move apps to sd card not "Move to SD".

Instructions can be found for rooting and partitioning needed for link2sd app. Just do search for "rooting the sero 7 pro" and "Tutorial: A Guide to Link2SD for Android".

It's not that hard as long as you read through and understand the procedures.
Also, with link2sd installed you only use "Create link" to move apps to sd card not "Move to SD".

Buy 2!
Just kidding. You could try prioritizing and keeping apps you don't really use. Like I got Max Payne and all, but if I play it I play it on Xbox so no need to have it elsewhere, etc etc
You really only need one or two racing games at a time and almost same for mostly every category.

Nah I still think the pure android experience on the new nexus 7 along with its specs are better than the hisense sero

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It's definitely better. If they would a price for the 16 gig at 199 and then price the 32 gig at 229, I would for sure be buying the 32 gig Nexus.

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I think I may sell my S7 pro and get the new nexus 7. The s7 pro is a nice device but I really want the full time Google support.

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more google support? google has it's head shoved so far up Android's *** and everyone else's for that matter they could practically show a map of the inside of it using Streetview. Don't worry, Google is never far!

the sero 7 pro runs Android 4.2+ just like any other Android device. No difference as far as the Android experience.

Can anyone tell me how much of the 8gb internal memory is available for apps that I want to load?

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If this tablet got updated to 4.3 I would buy it over the new nexus 7. So far the reviews have been great.

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I think the fact that this tablet has not been blown out of the water by the new Nexus is amazing! Let's hope the keep up with the updates and release newer versions of these tablets as well!

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I appreciate the flash for the camera it came with. I was expecting the new Nexus 7 to have a flash. I guess they are going the Apple route and updating the camera in small increments with every new tablet release? Idk..

I really hope they decide to update it to 4.3!! I need a reason to keep this and not spend money on a new Nexus! Lol

Can we get a forum for the Sero 7? 81,000+ views, 29 pages in our only thread. A review on the site and coverage of the update... perhaps its warranted now?

The only thing I can't do on the Sero 7 Pro is load a ton of music on the internal memory. Oh wait, I have the external card for that!

I agree that the new Nexus 7 did not blow this tablet out of the water. And if they do update it to 4.3, it's definitely a keeper!

I purchased the Pro the day it came out, I used for several weeks and it just worked, especially with a 32gb SD. However it seemed slower than expected, however after the update mine got today...I am VERY happy with the performance. I have no idea what was in the update and I was disappointed I didn't find Android v4.2.2, but what ever was in it, it worked to make my device better. I highly recommend this tab.

How did you get the SD card to work? I also bought the 32gb and when I try to move the apps to it there is no option to do so. This goes for all the apps.

I can't install this update at all, I get an error and the system ask me to reboot, it also mention that is an untrussted packed...
Any help will be greatly appreciate it...
Thank you all

Bought my daughter this tablet and when I try to move apps to the SD card there is no option to do so. This is for all her apps on her tablet. Help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.