Google Nexus 8
A concept design of Google Nexus 8.RootzWiki

Google's 8in Nexus tablet is in the news again with a report suggesting the prototype of the tablet has been shipped to India for testing purposes.

The Nexus 8 has been spotted at the Indian export and import database, Zauba. According to the details noted in the listing, a couple of units of the Nexus 8 prototype have been shipped from the US to India with each unit costing 16,484 INR (£161).

Nexus 8

The data does not provide information about which company is manufacturing the tablet. Since the prototype comes from the US, the tablet might be from Google itself and not from the manufacturer, claims GSMArena.

A couple of days before the I/O conference, all the specifications of a Nexus tablet leaked suggesting Google's upcoming tablet will have an 8.9in screen; dubbed HTC Volantis, it was expected in the fourth quarter of this year.

There was speculation then the tablet would be called Nexus 9 but considering the current listing at Zauba it might be Nexus 8 instead.

If the previous specifications leak turns true, then the Nexus 8 might pack Nvidia's Logan 64-bit processor called Tegra K1 paired with 2GB RAM. There will be an eight megapixel rear-camera with OIS and a three megapixel camera at the front. It will come in two storage variants, 16GB and 32GB.