Google debuts music service for Android gadgets

Google on Wednesday rolled out a music service for smartphones or tablets powered by its free Android software, in a ramped up challenge to Spotify and Pandora.

Google Play All Access combines the Internet giant’s music catalogue with users’ personal collections in a radio station-style subscription service, according to Android engineering director Chris Yerga.

“Anything I am listening to in All Access I can easily turn into a radio station,” Yerga said. “It allows you to explore radio without rules.”