I appreciate your posts here. I was able to complete my Jedi training and solved my issue. I took your example (modified it) and here's how you do the same thing, but without exporting to eclipse. You can override the AndroidManifest.xml, layouts, and icons by placing files into the Assets/Plugins/Android folder. Here's a complete project. The main point for me was to set the input focus to the container layout while putting the unity player in a child layout. And then I'm logging controller output. Check DDMS if you have a tablet with a bluetooth or usb controller.