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No keyboard! Where do you get the keyboard that is in the picture? Maybe too complicated for me.
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Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA

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Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA

Hisense Sero 7 PRO is a 7", 1280 x 800 High Definition touchscreen powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.
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Questions & Answers for HISENSE Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA

Question

electronics dummy:)

I only have regular broadband through our city. I'm assuming I won't be able to use the internet with this at home. What about other places? Or do I need to be making a monthly payment for wifi to use the internet with this? I always thought you needed a password to use others' wifi. I realize some places have free wifi that can even be accessed in a parking lot...will this pick that up even though I don't have a wifi account myself? My sister in law was going on and on about needing cellular. I'm pretty confused, but would love to have a tablet. Thanks for any help!
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tc5
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
If you have wifi at home you should be able to connect to it. You have a password for a safe connection. Some free wifi hot spots require a password but the business will provide you with it if you ask them. Cellular service costs on a monthly basis and most tablets with the cellular option are more expensive.

1.) If you have internet service at your home, you can purchase a wireless router to set up wifi in your home. Then you can log on with your tablet.

2.) There are tablets that have both wifi and cellular service capabilities. They usually cost more and you have to pay a monthly fee for the cellular service.

I use the wifi with my Hisense 7 pro.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
BillinIdaho
answer 2
The tablet connects wirelessly to the internet which can be your own home wireless network using a router set up with your broadband or by connecting to public WiFi hotspots. Hotspots can be places such as restaurants or even hotels you stay at providing you with the password. Your tablet will search for available networks to connect to when changing locations. If a password is needed, it will ask for one to connect.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
reviewer2701
answer 3
I have used WiFi where ever it is available. Even through my phone.
you don't need a cellular account, it will pick up wifi and you can use a mini HDMI cord with it also.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
suzyQcook
answer 4
This is a wifi only tablet, so you need to be connected to wifi to surf the web or get email. There are a lot of locations that offer free wifi, such as McDonald's and Starbucks. You don't need any special access or accounts for free wifi service if you are out and about and want to connect. Generally, the only thing you'll have to do to get access to a free network, is connect and accept their terms of service which usually pop up when you open your browser. If you do not have wifi at your home, you will not be able to get on the internet their. But if you have wired internet at home, it's a pretty easy thing to add a wireless router.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
BISIW
answer 5
You say you have broadband through the city. If you have internet of any kind coming into your home, you can add a wireless router and use the Hisense Sero 7 or ANY wi-fi enabled tablet. And, yes, there are PLENTY of places that offer free wi-fi and the Sero 7 Pro connects with no problem. The only reason you'd need 3G or 4G in your tablet is if you wanted to use it while traveling, such as using the map program as a GPS receiver. And, of course, many apps don't even require internet connectivity to work.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
NewsShooter
answer 6
I don't believe you need cellular. paying forit on the outside is the same as what is free so why are you paying. Try it its fun and see for yourself how it works. You will enjoy
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
frenchy46
Question

do you need a credit card to download free apps from google play store

i saw on the nook hd this was the case, i wanted to make sure this was not the case on the hisense 7 pro...please let me know before i buy...because i do not want to provide a credit card number just for getting free apps...thanks very much.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
stehen
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
No not for the free ones! But they will want you to setup an account so you can pay for the ones that aren't free!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Bradf52
answer 2
No, you do not have to provide a credit card for free apps.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
momx2inVA
answer 3
I downloaded the Amazon App Store, and did not have to provide a CC to get it, or to download the free Amazon Shopping app I downloaded.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
BISIW
answer 4
No
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wizegal
answer 5
Needing a credit card has nothing to do with the device, but everything to do with the providing service. It's GooglePlay and iTunes that require credit cards. You may be able to get a pre-paid VISA card to use. Just load a few dollars on it and only use it for app purchases.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
NewsShooter
answer 6
free apps nonono
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
frenchy46
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Does This Tablet Have Google Play?

I was just curious, does this tablet have Google Play? I'm asking because I didn't see it in the specs.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
TiffRayne
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it is fully Google Play compliant
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
HerrHoward
answer 2
Yes. This is actually a Google certified Android device. This means it doesn't come with an OS full of junk (Think Kindle) and it has Google Play already installed. Most (I can't say all) apps from Google Play work great!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
o0O0o0O0o
answer 3
Yes it has the play store. It is a full google tablet.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
TrickyRevino
answer 4
Yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ThatGuyWithTheHisense
answer 5
Yes, under the apps screen.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Sekumo
answer 6
Yes, it's one of the apps that the tablet comes with. If you enlarge the picture of the tablet at the top of this page, you'll see the Google Play Store app second from the left at the bottom.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Watcher51
Question

does this have wifi built in?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
bebby
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it has dual band 2.4/5.0 WiFi so it's WiFi is quite advanced.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
o0O0o0O0o
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
TrickyRevino
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ThatGuyWithTheHisense
answer 4
Yes: 802.11b/g/n
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
WallyIsMyFriend
answer 5
yes, works great
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ddcfamily
answer 6
Yes. 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual band)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
HisenseProductExpert
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would this be a good tablet for kids ages 8-13?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
dkt
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes! I had Nabi 2's for my kids and got sick of the whole Nabi interface and bad chargers. I bought 2 of these for them. I did get the big Vivitar 7" tablet bumper skins with them at Walmart. Now my kids have real tablets. If I give them Minecraft, Netflix, and Youtube they are good to go. The camera on these are decent and has a flash. It is Google Certified so the OS isn't all junked up and it will run anything normal from Google Play. These also use a normal micro USB charger so if you have a nice phone these will charge from the same charger. Also the charger that comes with it will charge your phone. :) In other words if your kids are ready for a "real" tablet this one is great. And you won't mind using it either..:)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
o0O0o0O0o
answer 2
Definatly.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
PeanutsX2
answer 3
As the HiSense rep said get a parental control app. The one called "Kids Place" has great reviews and a video on how to set it up. It's got a link to the Play store and more info at http://kiddoware.com/ and even lets you change the title in settings so it doesn't say "Kids Place" for older kids. I've been using it a bit on a phone and it seems to work great.

If not, make sure to at least set a password for in-app purchases. See the how-to at https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1626831?hl=en
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
andrewteg
answer 4
Good for all ages in suppose. I use it daily with my business.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ThatGuyWithTheHisense
answer 5
I think so - that's why I bought it. I'm concerned about how much access the 8 and 9 year old will have to the internet and such, but I'm willing to figure out how to curtail.

Regarding the build, I think it feels solid. If you really want it to be kid-proofed, you're going to have to get a case and screen protector for it. My kids are pretty good with handling devices *smaller* than a tablet, so we're going to have to see how it goes.

Lastly, this tablet has Android 4.2.1 and required some sort of system update from Hisense soon after I got it running. The next version of Android (4.3?) is the one that seems to manage multiple users and provide for restricted profiles. I wish I had that version for the kids.

Hope this helps...
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
WallyIsMyFriend
answer 6
The Sero 7 pro is a great tablet for all ages, including 8-13. It is easy to use and you can get parental control apps from the play store.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
HisenseProductExpert
Question

how do I charge the battery

asked 11 months ago
By
Grampe
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
Using the micro-usb charger supplied with the tablet or any micro-usb charger that you already have from your phone. It's always suggested to only use the charger supplied with the equipment. I put a sticker on all my chargers stating specifically what equipment it's for as to not risk doing harm to the battery life. Label your chargers.
answered 8 months ago
By
TechMonk
answer 2
Plug one end into a regular outlet, the other tiny end goes into your tablet. Carefully look at the ends and make sure you put the plug into the tablet correctly, there is a top and bottom size difference, don't cram it into the tablet, it should slide in gently if it's correct.
answered 10 months ago
By
StormyFlorida
answer 3
use the wall adapter and the usb cord. that is the only way to charge it
answered 10 months ago
By
kidagn
answer 4
Just Plug it in the wall. It also charges in the car as well.
answered 10 months ago
By
Believer2
answer 5
Plug in with the supplied cord.
answered 11 months ago
By
Lusby20657
answer 6
You plug included USB cable into the tablet on one end and the A/C adapter on the other end. This should be in the Quick Start Guide included in the box with the tablet.
answered 11 months ago
By
HisenseProductExpert
Question

How do I transfer books from my kindle to the tablet?

asked 9 months ago
By
fran
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
get a SYNC app from gplay. or ITunes.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
goldilocks510
answer 2
Once you sign into your kindle account on the kindle app, all the books you own are available to download to the tablet. There is no need to transfer anything. But this tablet requires a Wi-Fi signal to download so if you are not sure when you will or will not have access it is best to keep a good supply of reading material in your tablet.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
tjmajka
answer 3
I believe that if you get the Kindle app downloaded your books will be available
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Install the Kindle app from the Play store. Enter your Amazon login information, and you will be able to transfer your books.
answered 7 months ago
By
Drizzt62221
answer 5
If you download the kindle app and set up your account the books become available to you.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 6
The easiest way is to get the Kindle for Android app from the Google Play Store. Once you log on you will be able to re-download your kindle books from your Amazon cloud storage.
answered 9 months ago
By
HisenseProductExpert
Question

what size sd card can you upgrade to. and is it the mini sd card that i use o. r the regular size model #m470bsa. e

asked 11 months ago
By
char
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
32gb. That is unless you are rooted and am running a custom ROM like Gummy or Cynagenmod 4.4.2 or higher. The framework in these ROMs allow for up to 128gb. micro SD cards to be used. I will tell you that I have not tried the 128gb or a 64gb. I am currently running a class 10, 32gb in mine. Go to sero7forum.com and read through the threads to find out this and a lot more.
answered 8 months ago
By
glockman45
answer 2
You can use a 64GB SD Micro SDXC card in any phone or tablet if you use a 3rd party tool that will format the card to FAT32. Windows will not format anything greater than 32GB to FAT32 thus the limitation for tablets and phones that only accept 32GB cards because they use FAT32.

You can find videos on YouTube that show you how to use 64/128GB cards in tablets or phones that say 32GB cards are the limit.
answered 9 months ago
By
tiger8896
answer 3
I used the 16gb tf card
answered 10 months ago
By
StormyFlorida
answer 4
32 GB
answered 10 months ago
By
kidagn
answer 5
32gb mini
answered 11 months ago
By
Lusby20657
answer 6
you can use up to 32GB MicroSD card.
answered 11 months ago
By
HisenseProductExpert
Question

If I hook it up to the bluetooth in our vehicle can I get on the internet etc?

asked 10 months ago
By
MeliaLeafwing
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
No, bluetooth is usually hooked up to vehicles for audio streaming. You would need a "hotspot" to use internet on the device.
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
Blue toothtooth is different than WiFi. Bluetooth allows you to communicate between devices. WiFi allows you to communicate with a network. So you need a wifi network to connect to the internet. You can use your phone as a mobile hot spot. Some cars come with mobile hot spot in them via OnStar and you have a cellular plan with them.
answered 8 months ago
By
glockman45
answer 3
??? Apples and oranges. If you connect to bluetooth in your car, then the sounds coming from your tablet will be played through your car speakers, it has nothing to do with internet. It will not inhibit you from an internet connection if you have one available using WiFi.
answered 8 months ago
By
TechMonk
answer 4
Bluetooth is just a way of one device "talking" to another device. If you have bluetooth on a phone and wanted to transfer pictures onto this device, then you could bluetooth it to find the device, then transfer pictures or files. If you had a bluetooth keyboard that you wanted to run with this tablet, then you could bluetooth it so they find each other and run the keyboeard. Bluetooth is not the internet.
answered 9 months ago
By
mimiBuysitAll
answer 5
You can sometimes share an internet connection via bluetooth, however, it depends on the specifications of each item, the ability to pair, and the ability to allow the bluetooth to function as a modem. Tablets generally use Wifi connections.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 6
No It will not provide internet over Bluetooth only Wi-Fi.
answered 10 months ago
By
HisenseProductExpert
Question

Do I need to pay for wi-fi service in my home for this tablet?

asked 10 months ago
By
Patrice
on Hisense Sero 7 Pro 7" Tablet Quad Core Processor with 8GB Memory, M470BSA
6 answers
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answer 1
That depends. If you don't already have a subscription to an internet provider in your home for yourself than I highly doubt it. If you live in an apartment and your neighbor has an open WiFi network, meaning, that they have no password to secure their network, than you can connect to it. The only free wifi is hotspots that coffee shops c and some hotels have. Comcast or Exfinity has many free wifi hotspots. Go on line and do a search for their locations.
answered 8 months ago
By
glockman45
answer 2
No, if you already have internet in your home, all you need is the wifi equipment to broadcast the service all through your house. Your internet service provider should be able to help you through their customer service.
answered 8 months ago
By
TechMonk
answer 3
No, I bought the 8" for my parents who have no internet. I pre-downloaded games for them to play. They love it, even without internet.
answered 9 months ago
By
Katnboots
answer 4
Yes ... must have WiFi hotspot available.
answered 9 months ago
By
KENLT
answer 5
You need wi fi to run this tablet if you are going online. If you don't have wi fi, you can always take it with you and when you are somewhere that offers free wi fi, then you can get online. There are apps that can be downloaded onto this tablet that can run when you aren't hooked to wi fi, but you would have to check out all the apps that you want and see if they run without the wi fi. Games are the usual apps that I am talking about or flashlight apps. etc...bottom line is you need wi fi first to run this or it won't be much good, but then again you need wi fi for all tablets or computers..
answered 9 months ago
By
mimiBuysitAll
answer 6
Yes, your home will need wi-fi service.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
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