i am google-free on my iPhone & iPad, and only use Youtube on my MBA.
I use Yahoo or Duck Duck Go as my search engine. Any tie-in with google are out of my control, so don't bother bringing them up.
I don't use gmail (that spam driving piece of turd), nor do i have any google accounts.
I am FREE and it feels fantastic.
Join me, and you too will realise that google is not needed.