Well, the current incarnation of Opera is based on Chrome, but they've made a lot of positive changes to the code base. I don't really use Chrome much though, so I'm not sure exactly how Deep the differences go.
Just today I updated my Motorola Xoom (google) Tablet to Android version 4.4.2 thanks to hax, and installed Opera on it. It's the first full version of mobile Opera I've seen since 12 (not a mini), it uses pieces of everything, lots of Chrome, lots of Google stuff (analytics), a bit of Netscape, Mozilla, MSDN, Apple (sample code), Apache, Linux and even GIMP. Those are just a very few, just pages and pages of redistribution license.
As if they grabbed the best of all that's available, one could hope. But they still don't get it, there's still no bookmarks; but a bookmark import utility to turn your bookmarks into Speed Dial icons, that would give me 3337 icons, and a lot of time searching through them.
If you've used Opera you know it exports bookmarks as formatted text (ADR file) and as a HTML page.
I can use the HTML page to get around to places I've thought special enough to bookmark, even have it as my start up page.