Google's (GOOG +1.2%) apps are becoming nearly as ubiquitous on iOS as Safari and iTunes. App...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google's (GOOG +1.2%) apps are becoming nearly as ubiquitous on iOS as Safari and iTunes. App developer Onavo says 69% of iPhone owners who have installed one of its apps used a Google-built app in May, up from just 32% in Aug. '12. The well-monetized YouTube app, launched last year after the default ad-free app was booted from iOS, is used by 49.5%, Google Maps by 32%, Google Search by 15.9%, and Chrome (important for lowering search traffic acquisition costs) 17.6%. Apple announced today Bing is replacing Google as Siri's default search engine; Google is still available on Siri, and remains the default engine elsewhere.