Like many devices before it, the Nexus 8 has been virtually leaked into existence. Alas, since the possibly HTC-made tablet is still a ways away, we'll have to subsist on more leaks for now. One consoling fact: the new tablet is about as real as it can get at this point.
An import-export database revealed the Nexus 7 follow-up has shipped to India for testing. The leak states the two units shipped from the US are "Nexus8 Prototype Tablet Similar to Nexus(7)."
The database offered no specs or an idea of when the prototype would head to consumer market, though it apparently revealed the Nexus 8 is valued at INR$16,484 (about $272, £160, AU$293).
It's hard to decipher what being "similar" to the Nexus 7 means given that most rumors have the Nexus 8 coming from a new manufacturer and sporting significantly better specs, including a larger screen size. Perhaps it's a looks thing. That, or we're in for a disappointing device update whenever the Nexus 8 decides to show its face.