The output path for the built APK was like this on cordova-android 6.3.0 and everything worked perfectly:
The new output path since cordova-android 6.4.0 now includes a debug subdir:
As a result, the APK can no longer be deployed to device nor emulator, nor debugged, nor run by any means in Visual Studio 2017.
If this change has been intentional to benefit the Android Studio IDE, the Visual Studio (which includes far better support for Cordova apps) users are now totally lost.
Android Studio does not provide a SINGLE menu item related to Apache Cordova. Breaking Visual Studio support in benefit of Android Studio is exactly the opposite that should be done. I hope this was not the case.
Kindly let me know how do we deploy an APK from Visual Studio now, even if it requires external hacks and workarounds to make it work like before. Thanks in advance.