You can update your Nokia N8 firmware over OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia’s Software Updater application, Ovi Suite on Windows PC . The Nokia N8 does have UDP (User Data Preservation), but its always a good idea to backup all your personal data before updating the firmware. The update is about 7MB in size via OTA.
Note: It may take some time before the new firmware is available for your region.
Web updated to 188.8.131.52
Quickoffice updated to 6.4.166, editing functions now enabled on the N8 (i.e. don’t have to pay to upgrade), improved zooming functions
Adobe Reader updated to 2.5.653
Big update to Nokia Email; performance improved; ‘unread emails’ flag added to homescreen widget; meeting requests can be accepted directly from email invitations; maps integration, which means people can view the meeting location on the map when the address is mentioned in the location field in the invite
General performance improvements
Dialler now works in landscape mode
Previous performance updates are rolled in and, in the full (Ovi Suite-installed, >100MB) image, there’s the facility to provide a better working starting point than hard resetting a PR 1.0 device
Please Note– Some software update availability may vary in your country. Please check the latest availability at your local Nokia N8 support page.