As far as I can see Xamarin.Android does not support manifest merging more than simple merge. I searched through the forum and bug tracker but all I found was this old ticket, and several unanswered questions.
I trying to remove HockeySDK.Xamarin permission as stated in manual
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" tools:node="remove" />
Removing this permission is essential for the application because it can disturb users and prevent installs.
I wonder, are there any BuildActions or MSBuild tasks that can help me remove permission from final AndroidManifest.xml before it packed in APK?