It seems to be really confusing to deploy to an actual Android device. There's no documentation on how to configure the target device. Should I even need to configure anything? Qt Creator always wants to deploy to AVD no matter what I do. Moreover, the Options => Devices => Add... doesn't give "Android Device" as an option.
Everything still works great if I use adb to manually upload the .apk to the device. Also the Android SDK automatically recognizes my device.
If this bug is invalid, the documentation (web & Qt Creator menus) on this should still be improved.