This is what I believe are the security implications of integrating Oauth using embedded webview vs browser in mobile application.

Embedded Webview
* Keep UI for mobile app

 Security implications 
    * Makes phishing easy (especially since no address bar to show url and security)

* Different UI/Context switch (downsides)

Security - (good) :Less phishing ... can see url in address bar
(bad): Bad app can take over custom url scheme and have access to code.

Is there a way to have a secure mobile solution for oauth integration in mobile?

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You can use browser + PIN-code verification (oauth_callback=oob). It will become semi-automatic, but will allow you to avoid creating "custom url scheme"

see this article, for example

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