The LG Nexus rumors keep coming up these days, and we’re almost certain that we’re going to see the first LG Nexus handset ever reach stores this winter. We now have a new report talking about the device, this time from CNET, which is apparently able to confirm that “the phone will be a modified version of the Optimus G.

The handset will be announced by Google and LG at the end of the month, but press invites for said event are not out yet. Yesterday we learned that LG’s Nexus will be release in mid-November, which makes an October announcement very likely.

The phone will be announced at the end of the month, according to a person briefed on the matter. While it will run some of the same specifications as the Optimus G, it will be modified to fit into the Nexus program. Google and LG haven’t yet come up with a name for the product.

Meanwhile, we’re going to keep calling it the LG Optimus G Nexus, although LG Optimus Nexus is also a product name we’ve heard before for the product.

CNET also reminds us that LG “may not be the only company to unveil a Nexus phone,” which is pretty much in line with what we’ve heard so far from various sources. In addition to the LG Nexus, the web is currently filled with various Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 leaks and sightings, not to mention that Sony and HTC are also rumored to work on their own Nexus-branded handsets.