For those who aren't following the GetSatisfaction.com thread...
Here's the latest response from Kobo:
The Kobo app is the same for both phones and tablets - the same version is available through the Android Marketplace.
We do however, have a partnership with Samsung, and the Kobo part of the Readers Hub on Samsung Galaxy Tablets includes the two-page layout.
The Kobo Team
Here's a response from a frustrated customer:
It is NOT mentioned that this feature is ONLY available for Samsung
In fact it says that the app is available in the market and also already preloaded on Samsung.
This means to me both apps are the same.
So after constantly being pressed for answers in that thread, they finally admit there is no Kobo tablet app in the Market and that only some tablets have access to the existing one. But we know it's not just Samsung, it's Acer as well.
There are three existing Android tablet apps (including the Vox). Why is there no tablet version in the Market? The last app update was in June with Reading Life. If you take a poll of tablet owners, I'm sure the majority would prefer tablet functionality and improved reading features over those reading awards. I don't see the Android app getting Pulse anytime soon because it's a phone app. They could have easily given us the tablet app in the Market including the Pulse feature at the same time they released the updated iPad version. Why didn't they? There's nothing for the development team to work on.
Is there a full-time Android development team? They seem to be operating in the fashion of the Tier 2 customer support team.