Packages for the release of Amarok 2.8 are available for Kubuntu 12.04 LTS, 13.04 and our Saucy development release. You can get them from the Kubuntu Backports PPA for 12.04 LTS, 12.10 and 13.04.
To update, use the Software Repository Guide to add the following repository to your software sources list:
13.04, 12.10 and 12.04 LTS:
Or, from your konsole:
Thanks to Howard and Philip for their work on these packages