Our bluetooth adapter for Android generation 1 is in its core an ELM adapter. We made modifications to make the “in-depth connection” to BMW and Mercedes for Carly possible. Even with these modifications the bluetooth adapter works with other OBD apps as well.
The USB-cable package for Android is used by many customers for computer software as well. For this purpose you should search for a FTDI driver unit to install the cable.
The iPhone/iPad WIFI adapter generation 2 is built specifically to work with Carly for BMW for iPhone and iPad. We built the adapter from scratch to work with Carly for BMW perfectly to make this adapter capable to do updates.