I'm working with Android and iOS apps that report location. Both iOS and Android can derive location from a combination of cell tower triangulation, visible wifi access points, and assisted GPS. The location APIs return a lat/long and an "accuracy" number in meters. In the case of Android the API also tells us whether GPS was used, but iOS does not report the source.
What I have not been able to figure out from the Android/iOS documentation is how to read the accuracy number in terms of probability. Some GPS devices return the CEP, which means that there's about 50% probability that the device was within that radius. There are other ways of describing accuracy (e.g. 2DRMS) that provide up to 98% probability.
Is there any standard for reporting these accuracy numbers in Android and iOS? Or would the probability of the device being within the accuracy circle vary from one reading to the next?