Google Project TangoGoogle’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has unveiled their latest brainchild, a prototype smartphone called Project Tango that will open the way for Android phones to experiment with 3D sensors, scanning and mapping.

The 5″ phone is being released with the advanced sensors standard, as well as a developer’s kit. It is hoped that with some innovative developers playing around with the new tech, they will find ways to improve indoor navigation and immersive gaming experiences to a significant degree.

Project Tango is partnering with Movidius, using a Myriad 1 processing chip for its 3D sensors. This has been a rumor circulating for awhile, but this is the first time it has ever been confirmed.

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