Cordova common's ConfigParser supports alias such as config.xml, AndroidManifest.xml paths. https://github.com/apache/cordova-common/blob/7bf9627f0135c6b3518292660b6e07e6f5815926/src/ConfigChanges/ConfigFile.js#L192 But In PluginInfo parser, there is no alias rules for compatibility.
There is lots of cordova plugins still not upgrade to cordova-android 7 syntax (plugin.xml)
So i did some changes to cordova-common which will make cordova cli parsing some plugins which not support cordova-android 7 yet.
Here is my changes.
I spent lots of times to fix this. I test it via my cutsom cordova-cli repository https://github.com/leo6104/cordova-cli/ and i fix it in my cordova project.