Is Android stock browser based on Chrome?

This bugged me for a while. The answer is YES.

Verification June 26th, 2016

Test device Samsung Galaxy Tab A – out of the box – not modified in any manner

Opened site in Google Chrome on the tablet and inspected via remote debugging

chrome

Opened same site in Samsung Android  browser on the tablet and inspected via remote debugging

stockBroswer

As evidenced by the remote session information, Chrome is picking up the stock browser. At the time of writing Chrome is at 51.0.2. I am guessing that the tablet’s image is a bit dated and the Samsung stock browser build is a bit behind official Chrome.