Even as Huawei touts the power of its Harmony operating system -- a potential alternative to Android -- the company insists it wants to maintain a single ecosystem and stick with Google's platform.

As such, the Chinese telecom equipment and phone maker said it has no plans to launch a Harmony-powered smartphone.

That's according to Huawei Senior Vice President Vincent Yang, who spoke at a media event in New York on Wednesday.

"We want to maintain one standard, one ecosystem," Yang said, adding that Harmony would serve as an option B for the company.

But Harmony serves as a fail-safe if the US opts to enforce a ban that would prevent Huawei from accessing key parts of Android, including Google services like Maps and the Play store.

On Monday, the US Commerce Department extended a temporary general license to let Huawei continue doing business with US companies.

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